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27 Companies Pledge Support For Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation has announced that twenty seven companies or organisations are pledging their support for the MeeGo mobile Linux platform. Among the companies are distribution creators such as Novell, Linpus, Mandriva, Xandros and Turbo Linux and hardware companies such as Acer, ASUS, ST-Ericsson and Cisco. Game developers EA Mobile and GameLoft are planning to release games for the MeeGo platform and automotive systems developers and embedded Linux companies such as BMW Group, PixArt, MontaVista and Wind River will also support MeeGo.

Tomorrow sees the start of the Linux Foundation's Collaboration Summit in San Francisco, which will be hosting MeeGo project meetings. It is expected that the Foundation will announce new members at the opening of the summit. The first release of MeeGo code was made at the end of March, although the release does not include the "MeeGo User Experiences" but boots into terminal mode to allow developers to test the MeeGo infrastructure.

The Foundation also published statements of support from the various companies involved. The full list of companies supporting MeeGo is Acer, Amino, Asianux, ASUS, BMW Group, Collabora Ltd., CS2C, DeviceVM, EA Mobile, Gameloft, Hancom, Linpus, Maemo Community Council, Mandriva, Metasys, Miracle, MontaVista Software, Novell, PixArt, Red Flag, ST-Ericsson, Tencent, TurboLinux, VietSoftware, Wind River, WTEC, and Xandros.

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