Linux Foundation Drives Mass Innovation Through Open Source with New Members

Welcomes Autodesk, Concurrent Computer Corporation and DataKinetics to the organization

SAN FRANCISCO – December 15, 2015 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today is announcing three new silver members are joining the organization: Autodesk, Concurrent Computer Corporation and DataKinetics.

Thousands of developers and more than 600 organizations work across Linux Foundation-hosted projects. From container technologies and application platforms to datacenter operating systems and networking, The Linux Foundation provides critical services to support every corner of technology infrastructure. By growing the member ecosystem to include software solutions and big data processing experts, The Linux Foundation further unites the world’s leading technologists to drive open innovation on a global scale. 

“Open source has become the de facto way to create software. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral home for organizations to develop technology at scale and at a rate that can’t be matched working on their own,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. “We’re excited to welcome these members to our organization as we enter another exciting year of collaboration.”

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Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Over 170 million design professionals, including engineers, architects, digital artists, students and hobbyists, use Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges.

"Autodesk has been working to democratize access to design and fabrication software as part of our effort to support the newly emerging future of making things," said Guy Martin, Director, Open Source Strategy at Autodesk. "Open source is an important component of this effort, and we're excited to join the Linux Foundation to accelerate our participation in this critical ecosystem."

Concurrent (NASDAQ: CCUR) is a global software and solutions company that develops advanced applications on a core foundation of high performance Linux® and storage technologies.  The company recently launched Aquari™, a Ceph-based scale-out storage solution powered by its advanced real-time Linux extensions that is designed to support the more demanding performance needs of enterprise and video customers.

“Concurrent’s technology strategy is increasingly shaped by our participation in open source development forums,” said Dale Gonzalez, Chief Technology Officer at Concurrent. “As open source software becomes an important part of our customer’s technology stack, we are finding new opportunities to deliver unique value by combining the advantages of our own solutions with the power of community-driven software.  We are excited to join The Linux Foundation and to collaborate with other thought-leaders from a wide range of industries.”

DataKinetics is a global leader in data performance and optimization solutions. The company optimizes data throughput and processing speeds for the world’s largest banks, credit card, brokerage, insurance, healthcare, retail and telecommunication organizations.

 “The intersection of Big Data and mobile processing has caused unprecedented demand for mainframe capabilities. Only Linux’s rate of development can match that demand,” said Allan Zander, Chief Executive Officer, DataKinetics. “Working regularly with these Fortune 500 companies, we understand the unique challenges and critical need for scalable solutions. As a member of The Linux Foundation and the Open Mainframe Project, we’re eager to contribute to the future technologies that will serve the needs of the industry and those of our customers.”

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world's top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found atwww.linuxfoundation.org.

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