Linux Foundation Adds Antelink, Calxeda and Reaktor as New Members

The Linux Foundation announced that Antelink, Calxeda and Reaktor have joined the organization supporting the growth and adoption of Linux.

The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on promoting Linux, has announced that three new companies are joining the organization: Antelink, Calxeda and Reaktor.

These new members come from different industries addressing different markets and represent the diverse areas where Linux is playing a dominant role, illustrating the operating system€™s ability to adapt and continue to grow, the foundation said in a press release. This growth has been demonstrated most recently in IDC€™s latest quarterly report of operating system revenue, which shows Windows is losing share while Linux continues its steady climb, according to the foundation.

€œCompanies like Antelink, Calxeda and Reaktor represent the diverse opportunities for Linux and its ongoing growth,€ Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services at The Linux Foundation, said in a statement. €œWe welcome our newest members today and look forward to their participation in our events, training and Labs and work groups.€

Antelink specializes in continuous file and component detection for the management and governance of open-source software. Powered by Antepedia, the largest knowledge base of open-source projects€”more than 2 million€”Antelink provides certified solutions to address the challenges related to open-source license compliance and security vulnerabilities. The company will focus its membership efforts on collaboration in the areas of open compliance and other Linux Foundation events, services and work groups.

€œThe Linux Foundation membership is of great value to us,€ said Guillaume Rousseau, CEO of Antelink, in a statement. €œWe€™re able to collaborate with peers and share experience and vision for Linux and open-source software. We will continue to be an active contributor to the SPDX workgroup, enabling companies and organizations to share license and component information and enable the ongoing widespread use of Linux and open-source software.€

The foundation contends that Linux€™s success can be attributed, in large part, to the collaborative development model of open-source software. It is the combined work of more than 8,000 developers and 800 companies that is helping to advance the operating system faster than any other platform on the planet, the foundation claims. Antelink, Calxeda and Reaktor are joining The Linux Foundation to take advantage of this collaborative effort and maximize its investment and contributions to Linux.

Calxeda brings performance density to the data center with a small power footprint by leveraging ultra-low-power processors as used on mobile phones as a foundation for its technology. Calxeda makes it possible for data center managers to increase the density of their computer resources while reducing the need for power, space and cooling. The company€™s technology also helps to reduce the reduction of the data center's carbon footprint. Founded in 2008, Calxeda is funded by leading industry venture capital firms and semiconductor innovators, including ARM, Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), Battery Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners and Highland Capital Partners.

€œThe computing industry is undergoing a massive transformation as big data and cloud computing emerge,€ said Karl Freund, vice president of marketing at Calxeda, in a statement. €œLinux is playing the pivotal role in this transformation and is uniquely positioned to help us strike the right balance of maximizing resources and reducing power in the data center. The Linux Foundation hosts online and in-person forums where we can contribute and participate to get the best return on our Linux investment.€

Meanwhile, Reaktor is a software services and consulting company based in Helsinki, Finland. The company was founded in 2000 and has more than 175 employees. From conceptualization and research to implementation and training, Reaktor applies its expertise in agile development to provide integrated development projects for its customers.

€œWe see Linux as one of the cornerstones of the connected world of tomorrow,€ said Timo Lukumaa, chief operating officer of Reaktor, in a statement. €œThe amount of devices it will power will grow exponentially. Our Linux Foundation membership will connect us to a global community of developers, systems administrators and executives who together are advancing the state-of-the-art for Linux.€

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open-source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Linux conferences, including LinuxCon.