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High-profile embedded specialists join the Linux Foundation

Apr 4, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Marvell, Nokia, and VirtualLogix have joined the Linux Foundation, the non-profit organization created two months ago by the OSDL/FSG merger. The new members will help the Foundation promote and improve Linux in such application areas as embedded processing, virtualization, mobile devices, and telecom… infrastructure.

New members include:

Jim Zemlin, the Linux Foundation's executive director, stated, “It's really important to understand the issues and opportunities for Linux in multiple environments, and the addition of Marvell, Nokia, and VirtualLogix will deepen our understanding.”

Zemlin added, “We're looking forward to our first Member Meeting this June.”

Dr. Paramesh Gopi, General Manager of Embedded at Marvell, stated, “There has been strong interest in Linux among Marvell's silicon solutions customers. By joining the Linux Foundation, we feel that we can better support this increasing demand.”

Ari Jaaksi, Director of Open Source at Nokia, stated, “It is important that Linux not be controlled by any single company. The Linux Foundation's protection mission helps provide that assurance.”

Michel Gien, Executive VP of Strategy at VirtualLogix, stated, “VirtualLogix looks forward to working with the [Foundation] and [its] virtualization workgroup to help speed the adoption of Linux into embedded devices.”

The Linux Foundation named its board of directors, a highly corporate bunch, earlier this month. To learn more about the organization, consider reading our exclusive interview with Jim Zemlin.

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