Hewlett Packard has spent $500,000 to become a platinum member of the Linux Foundation. HP joins other companies like Intel, Qualcomm, IBM, NEC, Oracle, and Samsung. The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to accelerate the growth of Linux. HP will have a seat on the board of directors.
“With one of the richest and most recognized stories in technology, HP has a history of innovation and market success,” stated The Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin. “Because of this history and innate knowledge of software development, HP understands that Linux and collaborative development can benefit its business across its product portfolio. We’re looking forward to the work we can accomplish with HP.”