Bromium, nexB and ownCloud Join The Linux Foundation
Article by George Norman
On 16 May 2013
Bromium, nexB and ownCloud are the newest members of The Linux Foundation. Pushed by the fact that the use of Linux in enterprise keeps growing, these companies decided to embrace collaborative development.

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, was glad to announce that three more companies decided to join in. Those three new companies are Bromium, nexB and ownCloud. They decided to join The Linux Foundation during a time when the world’s largest enterprises are increasing their investments in Linux and when more and more companies want to help Linux advance. By joining The Linux Foundation these three companies will enjoy the benefits that come from collaborative development.


“Member participation and contributions to Linux Foundation projects, workgroups and programs is a driving force behind the growing influence of Linux in the enterprise,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services at The Linux Foundation. “It is this collaboration by our members, community members and other contributors to Linux and collaborative development that advances technology innovation across markets and industries.”

And now, a few words about the latest Linux Foundation members:

Bromium – a pioneer in the world of endpoint security technology, company that leverages Xen micro-virtualization to protect enterprises from advanced threats.

“We are very pleased that Xen is now under The Linux Foundation umbrella,” said Ian Pratt, Vice President of Products, Bromium. “We’re proud of the community-centric development and adoption we’ve seen with both Xen and The Linux Foundation thus far, and we look forward to continuing our work with the Xen Project community to transform the trustworthiness of PCs and mobile devices through micro-virtualization.”

nexB – company that offers products and services to enable and accelerate component-based software development; it helps companies actively identify and manage their software assets.

“Joining The Linux Foundation is a way to increase our commitment towards the advancement of Linux and open source software in the enterprise,” said Michael Herzog, CEO of nexB. “The specification work facilitated by the Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) workgroup, for example, is essential to the work we are doing to help solve business problems for our customers.”

ownCloud – helps companies that are worried data will be leaked via Dropbox; the company offers open source secure enterprise file sync and share software.

“Linux and open source technologies are vital to cloud-based computing,” said Markus Rex, CEO, ownCloud Inc. “As a member of The Linux Foundation we’re able to collaborate with the community to offer a vibrant solution for managing any potential risk associated with cloud-based file sharing services and put control back in IT’s hands.”

Tags: Linux Foundation, Linux, Bromium, nexB, ownCloud
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