New members represent diverse areas for Linux growth
SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2012 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that three new companies are joining the organization: Antelink, Calxeda and Reaktor.
These new members come from different industries addressing different markets and represent the diverse areas where Linux is playing a dominant role, illustrating the operating system’s ability to adapt and continue to grow. This growth has been demonstrated most recently in IDC’s latest quarterly report of operating system revenues, which shows Windows is losing share while Linux continues its steady climb.
Linux’s success can be attributed, in large part, to the collaborative development model. It is the combined work of more than 8,000 developers and 800 companies that is helping to advance the operating system faster than any other platform on the planet. Antelink, Calxeda and Reaktor are joining The Linux Foundation to take advantage of this collaborative effort and maximize its investment and contributions to Linux.
More details on today’s new Linux Foundation members:
Antelink specializes in continuous file and component detection for the management and governance of open source software. Powered by Antepedia, the largest knowledge base of open source projects (2,000,000+), Antelink provides certified solutions, which address the challenges related to open source license compliance and security vulnerabilities. The company will focus its membership efforts on collaboration in the areas of open compliance and other Linux Foundation events, services and workgroups.
“The Linux Foundation membership is of great value to us. We’re able to collaborate with peers and share experience and vision for Linux and open source software,” said Guillaume Rousseau, CEO, Antelink. “We will continue to be an active contributor to the SPDX workgroup, enabling companies and organizations to share license and component information and enable the ongoing widespread use of Linux and open source software.”
Calxeda brings performance density to the data center with an attractive power footprint by leveraging ultra-low-power processors as used on mobile phones as a foundation for its technology. Calxeda makes it possible for data center managers to increase the density of their computer resources while significantly reducing the need for power, space and cooling. The company’s technology also aims to contribute to the reduction of the CO2 footprint of the data center in a significant way. Founded in 2008, Calxeda is funded by leading industry venture capital firms and semiconductor innovators, including ARM, Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), Battery Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners and Highland Capital Partners.
“The computing industry is undergoing a massive transformation as big data and cloud computing emerge. Linux is playing the pivotal role in this transformation and is uniquely positioned to help us strike the right balance of maximizing resources and reducing power in the data center,” said Karl Freund, vice president of marketing, Calxeda. “The Linux Foundation hosts online and in-person forums where we can contribute and participate to get the best return on our Linux investment.”
Reaktor is a software services and consulting company headquartered in Helsinki, Finland. The company was founded in 2000 and has more than 175 employees today. From conceptualization and research to implementation and training, Reaktor uses its deep expertise in agile development to provide integrated development projects for its customers.
“We see Linux as one of the cornerstones of the connected world of tomorrow. The amount of devices it will power will grow exponentially,” said Timo Lukumaa, COO, Reaktor. “Our Linux Foundation membership will connect us to a global community of developers, systems administrators and executives who together are advancing the state-of-the-art for Linux.”
“Companies like Antelink, Calxeda and Reaktor represent the diverse opportunities for Linux and its ongoing growth,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services at The Linux Foundation. “We welcome our newest members today and look forward to their participation in our events, training and Labs and workgroups.”
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research, Linux videos and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including Linux.com, reach approximately two million people per month. The organization also provides extensive Linux training opportunities that feature the Linux kernel community’s leading experts as instructors. Follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter.
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