The Linux Foundation: Our Newest Member Is LexisNexis
Article by George Norman
On 21 Jun 2011
One new company has joined The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux was glad to announce. The Linux Foundation’s newest member is LexisNexis Risk Solutions, company that has been using Linux on its high-performance computing (HPC) servers for more than a decade now. LexisNexis’ area of expertise is helping its customers predict, assess, and manage risk. It is a leader in providing essential information that helps customers across all industries and government predict, assess and manage risk.

What does the fact that LexisNexis joined the Linux Foundation mean? By joining The Linux Foundation, LexisNexis shows its commitment to open collaboration and Linux. By joining The Linux Foundation, LexisNexis can maximize its investment in Linux through increased technical collaboration and community engagement.

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Vice President of Marketing and Developer Programs with The Linux Foundation, Amanda McPherson, had this to comment on LexisNexis:
“LexisNexis understands big data and how Linux and open source can support increasing performance requirements. The company has been supporting Linux for years, but these latest moves represent the increasing role of Linux and open source software among the biggest data and enterprise users.”

When asked to comment about The Linux Foundation, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Armando Escalante, had this to say:
“We recognize how open development and collaboration accelerate technology platforms and advances innovation industry-wide. Our Linux Foundation membership will help us expand our work with the Linux and open source communities on high-performance computing that addresses enterprise customers’ big data requirements.”

Until now, The Linux Foundation’s newest member was Ixonos, who joined back in May. 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. As a member of The Linux Foundation, Ixonos collaborates with other leading vendors, users and developers to help advance Linux-based mobile platforms.



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