Linux Foundation Announces New Members

Linux Foundation Announces New Members 
Four New Members Join Linux Foundation to Collaborate on Linux,
Maximize Investments in Collaborative Development 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/29/13 --  The Linux
Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the
growth of Linux, today announced that Axis Communications, D-Link,
O.S. Systems and Perforce are joining the organization. 
Each of today's new members has a desire to maximize their investment
in Linux and the collaborative development model. By joining The
Linux Foundation they can accelerate software development and build
more innovative products faster. Through collaboration in Linux
Foundation workgroups, networking at events and contributing to the
Linux development community, these companies will broaden
opportunities to expand their businesses with Linux.  
More information about today's newest Linux Foundation members:  
Axis Communications is a market leader in network video and a driving
force behind the shift from analog to digital video surveillance,
paving the way for a smarter, safer and more secure world. Offering
network video solutions for professional installations, Axis is a
Sweden-based IT company whose products and solutions are based on an
innovative, open technology platform. 
"Due to Li
nux' robustness and availability, all of our products are
built on its open source code, which means they can easily be
integrated into even the most complex video surveillance
installations," said Johan Paulsson, CTO, Axis Communications. "Axis
was one of the first companies to use embedded Linux in a volume
product and has long seen the advantages of using Linux. Joining The
Linux Foundation is a natural step. We are looking forward to
continue learning and contributing to the Linux community." 
D-Link is a global leader in connectivity for homes, small and medium
businesses, enterprise environments and service providers. An
award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer, D-Link implements
and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in
switching, wireless broadband, storage, IP surveillance, and
cloud-based network management.  
"Linux powers a significant segment of today's networking
infrastructure, so it's a natural step for us to become a member of
The Linux Foundation," said Jocelyn Chung, VP of Global Marketing,
D-Link. "We believe that collaboration with companies and developers
in this space and sharing best practices can enhance our own
leadership in integrated, end-to-end solutions for surveillance,
software, switching, and storage, as well as next-generation cloud
O.S. Systems performs Board Support Package (BSP) and embedded
operating system development, reducing the risk and time to market
for products. It also provides specialized consultancy in open source
software and the Yocto Project. 
"The Linux Foundation hosts important collaboration projects across
industries," said Otavio Salvador, CTO, O.S. Systems. "Its work in
high performance and availability, the cloud, and consumer
electronics applies to what's happening in automotive. It's the
beauty of the collaborative development model, and we're looking
forward to deepening our relationships and collaboration in this
area, making O.S. Systems the right partner for new critical
Perforce powers the world's most demanding development environments.
Managing any variety of digital assets, Perforce enterprise version
management solutions foster collaboration on a global scale while
ensuring security, IP defensibility and compliance. Perforce Git
Fusion extends new capabilities to Git users, who can now create
customized new repos on the fly -- with no extra software to install
or any changes to workflow. 
"As a modern software company, we recognize the importance of
supporting organizations and workflows that encourage software
development from multiple sources," said Don Marti, technical
marketing manager at Perforce Software. "By joining The Linux
Foundation, we will be able to better help our customers who face the
challenge of blending the needs of enterprise development with third
party open source development." 
"Linux and the collaborative development model can provide a
blueprint for companies that want to maximize open source best
practices and their investments in the operating system," said Amanda
McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services at The
Linux Foundation. "We're looking forward to the work we can do with
these new members to advance Linux and their businesses." 
About The Linux Foundation
 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, and generating original Linux research, Linux
videos and content that advances the understanding of the Linux
platform. Its web properties, including, reach
approximately two million people per month. The organization also
provides extensive Linux training opportunities that feature the
Linux kernel community's leading experts as instructors. Follow The
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Trademarks: The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, Tizen
and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. Linux is a
trademark of Linus Torvalds.  
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Jennifer Cloer
The Linux Foundation
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