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Linux Foundation welcomes new members

Feb 19, 2013 — by Rick Lehrbaum — 50 views

The Linux Foundation announced six new members this week: BORQS, Denx, Gazzang, Genymobile, Mandriva, and Seneca College, collectively reflecting Linux’s “pervasive” penetration in embedded, mobile, enterprise, and cloud computing applications.

In its announcement, the Linux Foundation noted that more than 1.3 million Linux-based Android devices are activated daily. Additiuonally, Linux provides a “vibrant open source ecosystem” that is increasingly important for cloud adoption, according to IDC data cited by the organization.

The six new members are described as follows:

  • BORQS — a leader in Android-based services and software and is one of the early members of Open Handset Alliance (OHA). It works with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to provide a complete platform solution that can be launched across Global Carrier networks, with chipset providers to build a reference platform and with carriers to create custom, Android-based solutions supported by BORQS powered cloud-based back-end platform. BORQS has offices in Beijing, Bangalore, Wuhan and Shenzhen. It will participate in the Code Aurora Forum, among other activities at The Linux Foundation.
  • Denx — a software engineering firm specializing in the area of embedded and real-time systems built with Linux and open source software. The company offers a powerful Embedded Linux Development Kit including seamless integration of the Xenomai real-time framework capable of emulating proprietary RTOS. Its co-founder, Wolfgang Denk, is a long-time contributor to the Linux and open source communities and one of the creators of U-Boot.
  • Gazzang — provides Linux data security solutions and operational diagnostics that help enterprises protect sensitive information and maintain performance in big data and cloud environments. The company’s solutions secure big data on any application or database that runs on Linux and provides high-performance monitoring, alerting and analysis of cloud environments.
  • Genymobile a world-leading company behind professional solutions such as custom Android distributions and Android virtualization and provisioning tools. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in France, it also develops and maintains applications for Android-based systems.
  • Mandriva — a Linux distribution originally launched in 1998. Today it offers a variety of products ranging from Mandriva Business Server to Pulse2 and CloudPulse. With a renewed focus on the enterprise user, Mandriva is poised to address new requirements for cloud and big data.
  • Seneca College — based in Toronto, Canada, Seneca College is a world leader in open source software education and applied research. The institution joins as the Linux Foundation’s fourth educational affiliate and first Canadian postsecondary institution.

Further details of the announcement may be found on the Linux Foundation’s website.

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