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June 07, 2012

Samsung Electronics Joins Linux Foundation

A membership in the Linux foundation ensures that the member company’s investment in Linux is protected from a legal, technical and promotional perspective. It also provides the ability to participate in Linux Foundation (News - Alert) member-only activities like the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit and Legal Summit to learn, influence and participate with the Linux Foundation workgroups.

Recently, Samsung (News - Alert) Electronics announced that it has joined the Linux Foundation as a platinum member. Samsung has already invested a considerable amount of money in Android and other Linux-based operating systems and tools. Linux is used in Samsung throughout its company, across product lines, divisions and geographies.

Samsung’s entry into Linux Foundation with a platinum membership signifies Samsung’s commitment to Linux and its interest in investing its resources in a platform it believes will help sustain its global leadership position. The company will work with The Linux Foundation to channelize its participation with the kernel community. The company will also look to adopt open source best practices wherever possible, the company stated in a press release.

“The Linux Foundation is an important organization. It brings the right people and resources together to help companies and developers advance Linux for everyone," said WonJoo Park, vice president, Samsung Electronics, in a press release released by the company. "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.”

Recently, TMC (News - Alert) reported that the company had completed displaying the Galaxy S III, its new flagship Android (News - Alert) phone. After months of anxious predictions about screen sizes, camera resolutions and design, the 3G version will be available from the end of the month in Europe. This is before the phone will be introduced to 144 countries total, and the LTE (News - Alert) version will be out during the summer.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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