The week started with news relevant to the Linux Foundation: With an investment of 500 thousand dollars, Hewlett Packard Platinum became a member of the organization. The move was defined in the official statement as “a long-term strategic investment”, with the potential to benefit both parties.The U.S. company will occupy a place in the top stratum of the Foundation, along Fujitsu, IBM, Intel, Oracle, NEC, Samsung and Qualcomm. In addition, HP will have a place on the board of the organization and be involved in decision-making on developments, new Linux-based initiatives, events, etc.. This is an excerpt from the official press release:
[...] With many of its products running on Linux, including servers, printers, and network equipment, HP understands that computing is changing rapidly, prioritizing Linux and collaborative development in their progress to the future.
become Platinum member, Hewlett Packard has the ability to get more out of projects like Open WebOS. Recall that the mobile OS created by Palm Inc. was included in devices like HP TouchPad and HP Pre 3. But his experience in the market was short and missed.Discontinuation of gadgets with WebOS provoked much speculation about the future of software, but finally decided to turn to Open Source and keep it as a bet on future . The increased presence of its developers in the Linux Foundation can be an interesting twist to the platform. Track | Linux Foundation.