Yahoo announced that it has joined the Linux Foundation to better support the Linux community.
, the nonprofit
organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, has announced that
Yahoo is its newest member.
is a major enterprise Linux user and premier digital media company that
today attracts more than half a billion consumers a month in more than 30
languages. Yahoo uses the Linux operating system as an integral part
of its technical and developer infrastructure, the Linux Foundation said.
joining The Linux Foundation, the company can maximize its investment in Linux
while directly supporting the Linux community's developer and legal
efforts. Yahoo will contribute to The Linux Foundation's working groups
and initiatives focused on virtualization, cloud computing and legal topics,
such as open compliance. The company will also participate in Linux Foundation
events, including The Linux Foundation End User Summit where it will interact
with Linux kernel developers and other open source software experts.
resources available to Yahoo for collaboration are The Linux Foundation's End
User and Vendor Councils, as well as its Technical Advisory Board (made up of
key Linux kernel developers and maintainers).
Linux Foundation is host to a variety of very important Linux projects as well
as resources, tools and events that allow us to maximize our investment in the
platform," said Raymie Stata, chief technology officer at Yahoo, in a
statement. "Linux is an important software aspect of the World Wide Web and is
one of several components that will continue to be used in the future of
computing. Yahoo is excited to collaborate with The Linux Foundation and its
peers to advance technologies that will help Linux achieve its promise."
leadership and deep expertise in cloud computing and the Web will provide
valuable expertise that informs collaboration on Linux," said Amanda McPherson,
vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation,
also in a statement. "We welcome Yahoo and look forward to its contributions to
The Linux Foundation and Linux community."
April 20 announcement of its membership in the Linux Foundation follows by one
day the announcement of Igalia
as a member
of the organization. Igalia is an open source development company that offers
consultancy services for desktop, mobile and web technologies. Igalia
developers maintain and contribute code to a variety of open source projects,
the Linux kernel, freedesktop.org
Gstreamer and Qt.
has experience helping other companies contribute to upstream projects and take
advantage of the open source development process. With a 10-year history in
open source software, the company is joining The Linux Foundation to reaffirm
its commitment to Linux and will focus its participation in initiatives that
involve desktop, mobile, embedded and kernel development.
Linux Foundation is home to important community projects and one of the
best forums to collaborate with other open source organizations. It is a
natural step for us to formalize our relationship with this ecosystem," said
Juan Jose Sanchez, co-founder of Igalia, in a statement. "Through our Linux
Foundation membership, we're looking forward to deeper collaboration with
projects like MeeGo and to support Linux Foundation work that increases open
source adoption and understanding."