French open source management and governance company Antelink, high density/low power server experts Calxeda, and Finnish software services and consulting firm Reaktor have joined the Linux Foundation as new silver-level members.
Founded in 2008 and funded by leading venture capital firms, Calxeda specialises in ultra-low power ARM-based data centre solutions and technologies, and is one of the better known new members. Most recently, at the Ubuntu Developer Summit, Calxeda demonstrated a new rack-mountable unit powered by the company’s EnergyCore chips running Ubuntu.
Antelink is known for its Antepedia knowledge base which includes more than two million open source projects. It also offers paid solutions aimed at enabling effective use of open source components in software development. Reaktor offers consulting services that include training, research, auditing and design.
“Companies like Antelink, Calxeda and Reaktor represent the diverse opportunities for Linux and its ongoing growth”, said Amanda McPherson, Linux Foundation VP of Marketing and Developer Programs. As silver members, each of these companies will pay the Linux Foundation annual fees of between $5,000 and $20,000 depending on their size.
The Linux Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the task of promoting the growth of Linux. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, is a fellow of the foundation. A full list of members can be found on the Linux Foundation’s web site.