Tuxera Joins Linux Foundation

Provider of interoperable file systems collaborates with semiconductor and consumer electronics manufacturers on Linux

SAN FRANCISCO, February 8, 2011 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Tuxera is its newest member.

Tuxera’s high-performance, commercially licensed products power tens of millions of consumer electronics devices and are built on important Linux file system technology. The company is joining The Linux Foundation to collaborate with the increasing number of semiconductor and consumer electronics manufacturers who are using Linux to build next-generation devices and who require interoperable file systems. Tuxera will participate in the MeeGo project, among other initiatives.

“Joining The Linux Foundation is a natural step for Tuxera. Our roots are firmly planted in the Linux and file system communities and our membership will extend this work to include collaboration with the rapidly growing number of consumer electronics manufacturers running Linux in its various forms,” said Mikko Välimäki, Tuxera CEO.

“Tuxera developers have been contributing to the Linux community for more than ten years. We are highly committed to extending this role to support the growing number of consumer electronics manufacturers who need reliable, optimized, high-performance interoperable file system solutions in their Linux-based devices,” commented Szabolcs Szakacsits, Tuxera CTO and President.

“Tuxera brings fundamental expertise to The Linux Foundation, expertise that will help advance the state of the art for Linux in future consumer devices,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs. “We’re looking forward to Tuxera’s formal collaboration in The Linux Foundation.”

Tuxera will also attend the upcoming Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit April 6-8, 2011 in San Francisco. Every year The Linux Foundation hosts the Annual Collaboration Summit in order to bring together key representatives from its corporate member companies and the Linux community to work on strategic initiatives, projects, and workgroups that span the areas of technical, legal and business.

About Tuxera
Tuxera is the leading provider of file systems that allow music, pictures, videos and other content to be ported across devices. With Tuxera file systems inside, users experience plug and play interoperability with their laptops, digital cameras, set-top-boxes, mobile phones and other consumer electronics. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera’s industry-standard NTFS and exFAT solutions for Android, Linux, Mac OS X and other platforms have over 30 million installations. Close collaboration with Microsoft ensures reliable compatibility and helps Tuxera to set the standard in high-performance, low power use for embedded and mobile solutions. Tuxera’s customers include leading hardware, software, and consumer electronics companies. For more information, please visit www.tuxera.com.

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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