Igalia Joins Linux Foundation

10-year open source contributor to support Linux Foundation activities

SAN FRANCISCO April 19, 2011 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Igalia is its newest member.

Igalia is an open source development company that offers consultancy services for desktop, mobile and web technologies. Igalia developers maintain and contribute code to a variety of open source projects, including GNOME, WebKit, MeeGo, the Linux kernel, freedesktop.org, Gstreamer and Qt. Igalia has experience helping other companies contribute to upstream projects and take advantage of the open source development process.

With a 10-year history in open source software, the company is joining The Linux Foundation to reaffirm its commitment to Linux and will focus its participation in initiatives that involve desktop, mobile, embedded and kernel development.

“The Linux Foundation is home to important community projects and one of the best forums to collaborate with other open source organizations. It is a natural step for us to formalize our relationship with this ecosystem,” said Juan José Sánchez, co-founder, Igalia. “Through our Linux Foundation membership, we’re looking forward to deeper collaboration with projects like MeeGo and to support Linux Foundation work that increases open source adoption and understanding.”

“Igalia is widely respected for its cross-platform work with device makers and operators and for its extensive experience contributing to open source projects all these years. We’re looking forward to its contributions to The Linux Foundation,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation.

About Igalia
Igalia is an open source software consultancy firm. It was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Spain with additional locations in San Francisco, Helsinki and Brussels. The company combines research and development with expertise in upstream development and engineering excellence to deliver integrated solutions in desktop, mobile and web environments. For more information, please visit http://www.igalia.com.

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, 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 Linux conferences, 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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