The Linux Foundation has added seven new members to its ranks ahead of the first ever LinuxCon Europe event at the end of the month.
Notably one of the new members is RusBITech from Russia, where Government support for Linux has always been strong. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has mandated that government will migrate to Linux and open source software by 2015.
RPA RusBITech uses Linux and open source software to help manufacture complex training systems for a new generation of information and automation systems, decision support systems, domestic software general-purpose development and creation of information security and telecommunications.
"Linux is a strategic technology for RPA RusBITech, allowing us to focus our resources on innovation and speed," said Vladislav Lyapin, CEO, RPA RusBITech. "Our membership in The Linux Foundation will ensure we understand how best to collaborate with the global community to maximize our investment in Linux to help advance the operating system for all."
The other companies to join the consortium, all from across Europe, are: Codethink, Lanedo, Meinberg Funkhuhren, Picochip, Keypoint Technologies and Puzzle ITC.
Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation said: "We are inspired by the support and collaboration from companies throughout the world. Today we're happy to welcome our newest members from Europe.
"Europe remains fertile ground where new technologies can grow through collaboration. We're looking forward to our first opportunity to work face-to-face with these companies at LinuxCon Europe."
The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium of companies dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and has played a vital role in steering growth of the Linux community towards an organised future over the past few years
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