Linux Foundation Europe has announced the members of the Linux Foundation Europe Advisory Board (LFEAB), which includes representatives from a cross-section of 20 leading European organizations within the EU, the UK, and beyond. Members of the Board represent a range of organizations by size and industry, each with a shared vision for open source collaboration. The Advisory Board will play an important role in stewarding Linux Foundation Europe’s growing community, which now spans 100 member organizations from across the European region.
The broad representation of Linux Foundation Europe’s Participants across the European Union, UK and United States is crucial, helping drive forward LF Europe’s mission of enabling regional collaboration on shared priorities, without fostering increased fragmentation and techno nationalism. Additionally, to ensure strong community representation, Linux Foundation Europe’s projects will be able to appoint a representative as Advisory Board observer.
The Advisory Board, which hosted its inaugural meeting in April during Kubecon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2023, will have a broad set of responsibilities, which includes providing guidance for LF Europe to engage with the public sector regarding project participation, as well as in response to critical legislation impacting the technology ecosystem – a current example being the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA), AI Act, Digital Services and Digital Markets Act.
Beyond this initial composition, Linux Foundation Europe is expected to hold elections over time to evolve the Advisory Board with democratic representation of its Participants across the European region and beyond. Organizations interested in participating in the Advisory Board should consider becoming a Linux Foundation Europe Participant.