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HP and 33 other companies become members of the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation welcomes new members, which means more resources for open project development and enhancements.


Only 29 Silver members and 5 associate members, totalizing 34 companies which commit themselves to assist in the maintenance of open source technology projects through donations and development, this promotes further acceleration of such technologies, robustness and new implementations.

Contrary to what the name suggests, the Linux Foundation is not only responsible for the Linux kernel, but other projects like Hyperledger, Kubernetes, Node.js and ONAP etc; A true incubator of new technologies, which now with new members more projects can benefit.

Giants contributing to Linux and open technologies grow

Founded in the year 2000, the Linux Foundation is gaining new members every day, currently with more than 1000 companies, we have technology giants like: Google, Intel, Qualcomm, Oracle, Dell, Adobe, Faceebook, Toshiba, Toyota, Panasonic, Uber, Ebay, Epic Games, Valve, Globo, LG, Sony, Lenovo, Microsoft, and moreas part of this cluster, and the ninth member to be part of the family HP, famous for its peripherals, notebooks and printers. It seems that it took HP a while to become a member, considering that other companies operating in the same industry had been members for some time, but Microsoft, one of the world's most famous technology companies, became a member only. In 2016, when its CEO, Satya Nadella, was changing the paradigms of the company, which previously considered, in Steve Ballmer's words, Linux as a cancer, and is currently contributing Open Source projects by distributing open versions of its software, such as PowerShell and Visual Studio, besides saying publicly that you love Linux, even creating your own distribution.

Let more companies open Open Source projects, and let technology evolve smarter and more openly.

Which companies would you like to open the Linux Foundation cause? Leave us your predictions for the future of the Linux world.

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