Ixonos Is Linux Foundation's Newest Member
Article by George Norman
On 09 May 2011
Ixonos is a Finnish company headquartered in Helsinki that creates wireless technologies, software and solutions for mobile devices and services. Its products and services are used to let people enjoy inspiring digital experiences, anyplace, anytime. Globally leading wireless technology suppliers, mobile device manufacturers, telecommunications companies and consumer electronics manufacturers are among Ixonos’ clients.

The news is that Ixonos, which has been actively involved in mobile Linux development since 2006, has joined the Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux. As a member of the Linux Foundation, Ixonos will collaborate with other leading vendors, users and developers to help advance Linux-based mobile platforms.

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And now, some comments from top figures at Ixonos and the Linux Foundation.

“Linux and open source software are dominant in mobile software platforms and are being used by our customers around the globe for customizing their devices and services,” said Antti Aumo, Vice President, Global Solutions at Ixonos. “By joining The Linux Foundation, we can increase our collaboration on the development of Linux-based mobile platforms and advance efforts for our customers and partners.”

“Linux is providing the foundation for next-generation mobile computing, and companies like Ixonos understand that collaboration with the community can accelerate innovation in this area,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation. “The Linux Foundation welcomes Ixonos as its newest member and looks forward to its contributions.”

In related news, other companies that have recently joined the Linux Foundation are:
  • Igalia, open source development company that offers consultancy services for desktop, mobile and web technologies, joined the Linux Foundation to reaffirm its commitment to the open source operating system.
  • Yahoo!, the digital media company that needs no introduction, joined the Linux Foundation because it is a major enterprise Linux user.

Tags: Linux, Linux Foundation, Ixonos, Igalia, Yahoo!
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