Igalia and Yahoo! Join the Linux Foundation
Article by George Norman
On 21 Apr 2011
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, recently announced that it has two new members.

The first new member is Igalia, open source development company that offers consultancy services for desktop, mobile and web technologies. The company, which contributes and maintains code for several open source project, said it is joining the Linux Foundation to reaffirm its commitment to the open source operating system. As a member of the Linux Foundation, Igalia will participate in initiatives that involve desktop, mobile, embedded and kernel development.

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Igalia Co-Founder Juan José Sánchez provided this comment:
“The Linux Foundation is home to important community projects and one of the best forums to collaborate with other open source organizations. It is a natural step for us to formalize our relationship with this ecosystem. Through our Linux Foundation membership, we’re looking forward to deeper collaboration with projects like MeeGo and to support Linux Foundation work that increases open source adoption and understanding.”

The second new member of the Linux Foundation is Yahoo!, the digital media company that I’m sure needs no introduction. Yahoo! joined the Linux Foundation because it is a major enterprise Linux user; it uses Linux as an integral part of its technical and developer infrastructure. As a member of the Linux Foundation, Yahoo! will contribute to the foundation’s working groups and initiatives focused on virtualization, cloud computing and legal topic, and it will participate in various Linux Foundation events.

Chief Technology Officer with Yahoo!, Raymie Stata, provided this comment:
“The Linux Foundation is host to a variety of very important Linux projects as well as resources, tools and events that allow us to maximize our investment in the platform. Linux is an important software aspect of the World Wide Web and is one of several components that will continue to be used in the future of computing. Yahoo! is excited to collaborate with The Linux Foundation and its peers to advance technologies that will help Linux achieve its promise.”

Tags: Linux, Linux Foundation, Igalia, Yahoo!
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