News — 06 June 2012

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Samsung this week became the latest company to join the Linux Foundation — a nonprofit consortium of technology firms devoted to developing and promoting Linux standards. The Korean manufacturer enters the organization at the highest level of support, and, as a platinum member, joins Fujitsu, IBM, Intel, NEC, Oracle, and Qualcomm on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. According to the New York Times, Samsung contributed $ 500,000 to the consortium.

Considering the company’s involvement with Android and other Linux-based open source software, Samsung’s membership doesn’t come as a major surprise, but it does suggest that the manufacturer will be assuming a more prominent role in determining the future of Linux. According to the…

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