The Linux Foundation announced that GPU maker Nvidia and three other companies have joined its ranks as members.
, a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating the growth of
Linux, recently added four new members: Fluendo, Lineo Solutions, Mocana and Nvidia.
members represent increased acceleration of Linux in areas such as mobile and
embedded development, security and multimedia, the foundation said. Companies
see the benefits of Linux and the collaborative development model as key
advantages in the future of computing and are adopting the operating system for
a variety of applications.
which invented the Graphical Processing Unit (GPU) in 1999, delivers these
multi-core processors that enable PC gamers to enjoy fully immersive worlds and
professionals to design everything from the latest cars to digital film
characters. Their parallel processing capabilities provide researchers and
scientists with the ability to efficiently run high-performance applications,
and they are deployed in supercomputing sites around the world. More recently,
Nvidia has moved into the mobile computing market, where its processors power
phones and tablets, as well as auto infotainment systems.
strongly committed to enabling world-class experiences and innovation with our
GPU and mobile products, said Scott Pritchett, vice president of Linux
Platform Software at Nvidia, in a statement. Membership in The Linux Foundation
will accelerate our collaboration with the organizations and individuals
instrumental in shaping the future of Linux, enabling a great experience for
users and developers of Linux.
support from companies and organizations across industries and geographies
demonstrates not only Linuxs ubiquity but also its ability to quickly adapt
for a variety of technical and market opportunities, said Amanda McPherson,
vice president of marketing and developer services at The Linux Foundation, in
a statement. Fluendo, Lineo Solutions, Mocana and Nvidia each represent
important areas of the Linux ecosystem, and their contributions will
immediately help advance the operating system.
is a leading multimedia software
development company and GStreamer expert. The company specializes in software
development and consulting services to enable multimedia on a variety of
devices and operating systems. Fluendo employs several of the central developers
of GStreamer, an open-source framework, and provides a range of products under
and above GStreamer, such as legal playback plug-ins, a DVD Player and a media
The Linux Foundation, we can build upon our community collaboration on the
technical, promotional and legal fronts, said Muriel Paumier-Moscardini, CEO
of Fluendo, in a statement. Linux is an integral part of multimedia systems,
and we are committed to contributing to its advancement in this area. We are
convinced that this partnership is a great opportunity to contribute with the
Linux ecosystem from a technical, legal and commercial perspective.
has more than 19 years of experience in Linux and embedded
systems development. The company helps its customers speed time to market with
professional services, tools and training in this area.
leading the way forward in the mobile and embedded software space, said Akira
Kobayashi, president of Lineo Solutions, in a statement. The Linux Foundation
understands this and has moved to prioritize a variety of mobile and embedded
Linux initiatives in which we are looking forward to participating.
a device-agnostic security platform that protects mobile devices, apps,
and the information and services that run across them. Devices from more than
180 companies leverage the Mocana device security platform, including
enterprise and consumer electronics from Cisco, Honeywell, Dell, General
Electric, General Dynamics, Avaya and Harris, among others.
Internet evolves into the Internet of Things, security needs to evolve, too,
said Kurt Stammberger, a Certified Information Systems Security Professional
(CISSP) and vice president of market development at Mocana. Technologies and
best practices developed over the past 20 years for networks of PCs need to be
totally rethought when most of the nodes on the network are now non-PC devices,
like phones, tablets, medical implants, smart grid meters, industrial
automation and consumer electronics. As one of the most robust and
security-friendly operating systems, Linux provides us a dependable platform
for delivering the confidence consumers and enterprise users need. By joining
The Linux Foundation, we have immediate access to the technical collaboration
and resources we need to help secure the Internet of Things."