The Linux Foundation just announced at LinuxCon Japan 2012 that Samsung will be joining the organization as a Platinum-level member. As a Platinum member, Samsung gets a seat on The Linux Foundation’s Board of Directors, joining Intel, IBM, Qualcomm, NEC, Fujitsu, and Oracle. According to WonJoo Park, Vice President of Samsung Electronics:
The Linux Foundation is an important organization. It brings the right people and resources together to help companies and developers advance Linux for everyone,
We’re looking forward to increasing collaboration and support for our growing portfolio of Linux-based devices and to making contributions that advance Linux for all.
A $500,000 annual fee is required to become a Linux Foundation Platinum member.
This is certainly good news for Tizen as both Intel and Samsung are now both Platinum members of The Linux Foundation. More importantly, it solidifies Samsung’s dedication to open source.
There will be a Tizen mini-summit happening at the LinuxCon Japan 2012. 2012 Tizen Developer Conference keynote speaker, Dr. Kiyohito Nagata, SVP of NTT DOCOMO and one of the directors of the Tizen Association, will again present his “Expectations of Tizen” keynote speech. On the first day of the conference, there will be a Tizen track happening the whole day. Folks from Samsung and Intel will introduce Tizen and the Tizen mobile architecture, HTML5, WebApp development and WebAPIs, Tizen SDK, and the Tizen IVI.
LinuxCon Japan 2012 will be from June 6-8, 2012 at the Pacifico Yokohama convention center in Yokohama, Japan.
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