Six Tech Companies Join Up to Boost Linux

There are at least a couple of rivalries among ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments. However, this hasn’t stopped the six companies from forming a new organization aimed at accelerating the rollout of Linux-based devices.

Dubbed Linaro, the not-for-profit company plans to invest heavily in open source projects, which can then be used by Linux-based distributions such as Android, LiMo, MeeGo, Ubuntu and webOS.

“Linaro will provide a stable and optimized base for distributions and developers by creating new releases of optimized tools, kernel and middleware software validated for a wide range of SoCs, every six month,” the companies said in a press release.

Read more at Tom’s Hardware

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