Untangle Joins The Linux Foundation

Untangle Joins The Linux Foundation

Open source network gateway company Untangle increases community involvement with Foundation membership; academic affiliates also join the organization

SAN FRANCISCO – October 7, 2008 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Untangle is the newest member of the Foundation.

Untangle, developers of the Open Source Network Gateway, is joining the Linux Foundation as a way to further contribute to the open source community. It plans to take advantage of the exclusive Linux Foundation events and to collaborate with the Foundation on outreach to Linux User Groups (LUGs) throughout the globe.

“The increasing adoption of Linux and open source software depends on our collective efforts. We’re excited to join the growing community of Linux Foundation participants,” said Bob Walters, Untangle CEO. “Untangle has benefited greatly from the mass collaboration that the Linux Foundation facilitates and we’re proud to publicly support them and their mission.”

“Untangle has a long history of giving back to the community, and Its membership in the Linux Foundation is a natural extension of those actions,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation. “We’ve been very supportive of their impressive community and product efforts and are pleased to work more closely with them.”

Earlier this year, Untangle held its inaugural Installfest for Schools, which helped refurbish 350 computers with Ubuntu Linux for schools. In August, it held a second installfest at LinuxWorld in San Francisco where 750 additional computers were refurbished for schools. For more information on the Installfest for Schools please visit: http://www.untangle.com/installfest

Other recent additions to the Linux Foundation’s membership include the following universities at the academic affiliate level:

• Open Cyber University http://www.ocu.ac.kr/foreign/english/index.asp

• Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Raahe School of Engineering & Business
http://www.oamk.fi/raahe/english/

About the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by providing unified resources and services needed for open source to successfully compete with closed platforms. For more information, please visit www.linux-foundation.org.
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