Long-Time Open Source Contributor Collabora Joins Linux Foundation

Long-Time Open Source Contributor Collabora Joins Linux Foundation

Collabora’s team of open source development veterans will contribute to MeeGo project

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2010 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Collabora Ltd., has become a member and will participate in the MeeGo project (http://www.meego.com).

Collabora is a globally distributed team of open source software consultants who are also active maintainers and contributors to a variety of open source projects. The company provides development, consulting and project management services, among others: http://www.collabora.co.uk/services/.

Collabora has a long history of contributing to mobile open source projects and developing applications for a variety of platforms that include GNOME, KDE, Moblin, Maemo – and now, MeeGo.

“The Linux Foundation provides a home for important projects such as the MeeGo platform,” said Philippe Kalaf, director and co-founder at Collabora Ltd. “We’re excited to join the Linux Foundation so that we can participate directly in upstream development of the MeeGo platform, attend online and face-to-face meetings and do what we can to invest in the project’s success.”

“MeeGo is one of the many projects that benefit from Collabora’s contributions,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs, The Linux Foundation. “We’re excited to have such a veteran group of open source experts join the Linux Foundation and collaborate on important projects such as MeeGo.”

Collabora is attending this week’s Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, which includes day 1 keynotes from MeeGo leadership as well as project meetings on days 2 and 3. For more information about the Summit, please visit: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/collaboration-summit.

About Collabora Ltd.
Headquartered in Cambridge, UK with a network of developers worldwide, Collabora Ltd. is a software consultancy specializing in delivering the benefits of open source to the commercial world. Collabora combines years of open source software expertise with hard-won experience from working in the mobile and consumer electronics industries. They help clients effectively take open source technologies from the community to real-world consumers, re-using existing components to reduce time to market and focus on product differentiation. For more information please visit www.collabora.co.uk.

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 hosting important workgroups, events and online resources such as Linux.com. For more information, please visit www.linuxfoundation.org.

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