GitHub, Seagate, WD and SanDisk join the Linux Foundation

LinuxCon NA 2014 is going on at Chicago and the Linux Foundation has announced more new members which include leading storage companies Seagate, Western Digital and SanDisk along with Adapteva and GitHub.

As Jim Zemlin said during his keynote, one of the goals of the Linux Foundation is to enable structured investment and create neutral ground for players so they have access to technologies. He said, “One of our goal is to help industry understand open source and reach out to new industries…”

The companies who join the Linux foundation benefit from each others’ work and create one of the greatest shared technologies in the world.

Nithya Ruff, Director, SanDisk Open Source Strategy Office said, “By engaging in open source projects that are important to our target markets, we can continue to deliver innovative products for our customers and support a thriving open source community with tools, technical contributions and employment.”

Amanda McPherson, Chief Marketing Officer at The Linux Foundation said, “Our new storage members are embracing a more software-centric approach to storage and also value openness as a way to generate rapid storage, flash and disk drive innovation. We look forward to their ongoing contributions to Linux and Github’s visionary leadership on code collaboration and development.”