The Linux Foundation have announced the addition of new members to their organisation, including graphics giant NVIDIA. Drivers for NVIDIA hardware are already officially supported on Linux, although they are currently closed source.
Joining NVIDIA as new members are: Fluendo, one of the major companies behind GStreamer; Lineo Solutions, creator of embedded Linux systems; and Mocana, a security platform for mobile devices and apps. The Linux Foundation made this statement in their press release:
“The ongoing support from companies and organizations across industries and geographies demonstrates not only Linux’s ubiquity but also its ability to quickly adapt for a variety of technical and market opportunities,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services at The Linux Foundation. “Fluendo, Lineo Solutions, Mocana and NVIDIA each represent important areas of the Linux ecosystem and their contributions will immediately help advance the operating system.”
Benefits gained from membership include discounts on Linux training, exclusive content and briefing information on the state of Linux, and easier ways to collaborate on open source issues.