IT and telecom consultancy firm looks to Linux and open source to meet customers’ maturing requirements
SAN FRANCISCO, January 18, 2011 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced that Cybercom Group is its newest member.
Cybercom works closely with mobile handset manufacturers, telecom infrastructure vendors and operators, silicon vendors, and the automotive industry to develop integrated software solutions. The telecom and automotive industries make up more than 60 percent of Cybercom’s business and are increasingly using Linux and open source software for next-generation devices and networks.
Cybercom recognizes the benefits of working with the Linux and open source software community and will be contributing to MeeGo ARM and IVI Ux reference designs.
“The pervasiveness of Linux and open source in the telecommunications space is undeniable. We understand the value of community collaboration and look forward to advancing Linux on behalf of our clients and within the telecom market,” said Lassi Korjonen. CTO, Cybercom Group. “The Linux Foundation provides the industry with an ideal forum in which that collaboration can be accelerated and maximized.”
“Cybercom Group is an important addition to The Linux Foundation,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation. “The company’s global reach and understanding of the telecommunications industry in different regional markets will benefit the Linux operating system and The Linux Foundation’s membership.”
About Cybercom Group
The Cybercom Group is a high-tech consultancy that offers global sourcing for end-to-end solutions. The Group employs 1,800 persons and runs projects worldwide. Cybercom has 25 offices in 10 countries. Since 1999, Cybercom’s share has been quoted on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange. Find out more at: www.cybercom.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 .
Trademarks: The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.