Hewlett Packard becomes platinum member of Linux Foundation

    The American company Hewlett Packard made a major investment in the free software fund, contributing $ 500,000 to the Linux Foundation.

    A similar move on the part of HP means that it receives Platinum member status along with companies such as Fujitsu, IBM, Intel, NEC, Oracle, Qualcomm Innovation Center and Samsung, and voting rights on the Linux Foundation board of directors.

    HP Vice President Eileen Evans:
    Linux is a strategic asset for most technology companies. With our platinum membership in the Linux Foundation, we have more ways to maximize Linux investments and collaborative development that will advance both our own business and general industry innovations.

    This year, Hewlett Packard lost leadership in the field of personal computer sales, losing the first line in the ranking of Chinese Lenovo, and began the Open webOS project by opening the code for its webOS system. Prior to acquiring the platinum status of the Linux Foundation, the company held Gold member status.

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