Samsung Becomes Linux Foundation Platinum Member, Gets Board Of Directors Seat

Posted on Jun 6 2012 - 6:21am by Editorial Staff

The Linux Foundation announced (via Ars Technicia) that Samsung is becoming a platinum member of the nonprofit organization which is dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, giving South-Korean giant a seat on the foundation’s board of directors.

Samsung uses Linux throughout its company, across product lines, divisions and geographies on the likes of Android-based Galaxy series which has been met with positive reviews and is experiencing high demand in all regions around the globe.

“By becoming a leader among its peers in Linux and open source software, Samsung Electronics is clearly raising the bar for innovation once again,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation.

“The company’s commitment to Linux and investment in its development firmly plants it in a position to continue its achievements in the mobile, embedded and consumer electronics markets. This is a strategic business decision that will result in advancing Samsung Electronics’ success and accelerating Linux development work.”

(Image Source: The Linux Foundation)

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