This is an old news already but we are now working with the Linux foundation
I've noticed that companies are seting up different forums and clubs to standardize/promote/develop Linux/open source based technologies for mobile/consumer/embedded devices. I have my doubts... I do not fully understand how they plan to work. I'd go directly to places like the kernel.org or to GNOME to get things agreed, aligned, and -the most of all- developed. These are the communities that do the actual work and I'm not sure how these additional forums add value.
It may be that big companies are so used to do high level standardization and high level business deals that the simple community work doesn't seem real to them. They do not know how to deal with open source development, so they try to change it into something they are more familiar with: NDAs, business deals, and standardization forums.
I believe the Linux Foundation is slightly different. It is a forum dedicated to a specific open source project, Linux. And it promotes the community aspect of the work at hand.