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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 Linux' 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 technologies."

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 projects."

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 Linux.com, 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 Linux Foundation on Twitter.

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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