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Twitter Is Set To Join The Linux Foundation

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Published on 24 August 2012 01:55 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Next week the Linux Foundation will announce that Twitter is joining them as a member organization.

The Linux Foundation tips us off this Friday afternoon of the pending announcement. "Not only is Twitter built on Linux but open source software is core to its technology strategy. It's investing even more in the platform now as the company evolves and positions itself for the future. Linux has become even more dominant among web-based companies as the 'hacker way' has become pervasive among the newest generation of startups. Twitter's Open Source Manager will be speaking next week at LinuxCon in San Diego Thursday morning."

Inktank and Servergy are two other companies that will be joining the Linux Foundation as members too.

While it's nice to see Twitter join the Linux foundation -- and they are indeed Linux / open-source friendly -- it doesn't mean any fundamental changes or profound announcements are forthcoming. For those that don't remember, back in March NVIDIA joined the Linux Foundation and we have yet to see anything new out of them or better support open-source Linux drivers.

Stay tuned for more announcements next week from San Diego.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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