Huawei Joins Linux Foundation

Huawei Joins Linux Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, December 6, 2010: The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, has become its newest member.

Being recognized as one of the world’s most innovative companies, Huawei is using Linux to develop network equipment and devices and sees its Linux Foundation membership as an opportunity to collaborate with a worldwide network of developers, users and vendors to advance that work.

“Linux is providing companies with the opportunity to accelerate technology efforts,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. “As a leading telecom company, Huawei will bring important perspective to The Linux Foundation as Linux grows in its ubiquity across mobile devices and telecom infrastructure.”

“The Linux Foundation is engaged in worldwide promotion of the free and open Linux operating system,” said Mr. He XiaoXiang, Vice President of Central R&D, Huawei. “The Linux Foundation is leading the global technology development and technological progress. Huawei supports its advocacy of Linux standardization, looks forward to making a global contribution to Linux, and promotes Linux in the world telecommunications market space and the overall success.”

In recent years, world-leading companies, Huawei included, have played an increasingly important role in Linux. A large number of developers have contributed to Linux kernel development, and Linux has been widely used in various industries because of its open architecture, stability and performance.

About Huawei
Huawei is a leading telecoms solutions provider serving 45 of the world’s top 50 telecom operators. Huawei’s products and solutions have been deployed in over 100 countries and support the communications needs of one third of the world’s population. The company is committed to providing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to create long-term value and growth potential for its customers. For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com.

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About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting technical events, including LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including Linux.com, reach approximately two million people per month. The organization also provides extensive Linux training opportunities that feature the Linux kernel community’s leading experts as instructors. Follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter.

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