Trio of Companies Join the Linux Foundation
Article by George Norman
On 31 Jan 2012
The Linux Foundation recently announced that three training and consulting companies have decided to join its strides to accelerate the growth of Linux. Or to put it in other words, The Linux Foundation has three new members to boast about, members that came together to help meet demand for Linux-specific knowledge. The three new members in question are 4Linux, Erlang Solutions, and Linux Professional Institute (LPI).

VP of Marketing and Developer Services with The Linux Foundation, Amanda McPherson, had this to comment on 4Linux, Erlang Solutions, and LPI joining the organization:
“Linux is reaching a tipping point where its penetratio across industries is creating high demand for knowledgeable professionals who can work on the platform in a variety of environments. 4Linux, Erlang Solutions and Linux Professional Institute are examples of organizations what are contributing to the work we're all doing as a community to help meet this demand, and we look forward to collaborating with them.”


Let’s take a close look at the three new members of The Linux Foundation, shall we?

This is a Brazilian company that provides solutions, training and services based on free and open source software. The company also provides basic and advanced e-learning classes in Portuguese throughout the world. Implementing open source solutions for the Federal Government Bank of Brazil is among 4Linux’s achievements.

Here is what 4Linux General Director Rodolfo Gobbi had to say about joining the Linux Foundation:
“In 2011, when Linux celebrated its 20th anniversary, 4Linux celebrated its 10-year anniversary. This was a very successful story in the Brazilian market, and we decided to expand our work into the global market. Our membership with The Linux Foundation is one of the actions in this direction that will allow us to collaborate with a worldwide network of developers vendors and users who are all, like 4Linux, working toward the same goal: advancing and supporting Linux.

Erlang Solutions
This company offers scalable solutions based on the general purpose Erlang programming language and runtime system. It supports the Erlang user community with industry-leading research, development, training and worldwide support.

Co-founder and Commercial Director of Erlang Solutions, Marcus Taylor, had this to comment on joining The Linux Foundation:
“Erlang and Linux are a powerful combination for scalable cloud solutions. That’s why our Linux Foundation membership is so important to us. We see this as the ideal forum to bring together our two communities. Through collaboration, we can advance Linux and Erlang in a way that supports our work and our clients, while giving back to the Linux community.”

Linux Professional Institute (LPI)
The LPI represents a worldwide network of affiliates, training partners, industry representatives, enterprise customers, community professionals, and academic organizations. It supports programs and services to further lifelong professional careers in Linux and open source technologies.

President and CEO of LPI, Jim Lacey, comments on joining The Linux Foundation:
“LPI represents many Linux professionals from around the globe and we have been promoting the professional use of Linux and open source since 1999. Our membership in The Linux Foundation is a natural partnership for us given our long-standing history of industry and community cooperation. We look forward to working with The Linux Foundation to enhance the open source ecosystem that supports innovation and evolution in this dynamic industry.”

Tags: Linux, Linux Foundation, 4Linux, Erlang Solutions, Linux Professional Institute
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