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New Linux Foundation Members Leverage Global Linux Growth

BearingPoint, Daynix, Linaro Limited and Systena Expand International Reach of Linux-Based Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/14 -- The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced that BearingPoint GmbH, Daynix, Linaro Limited and Systena are joining the organization.

Nearly every industry worldwide leverages Linux for high-performing, mission-critical enterprise computing today. Opportunities with next-generation chips and ARM architectures offer ample expansion for open source as the foundation for Internet of Things connectivity, connected car innovation and hyper-scale computing delivered as cloud services. These developments also offer plentiful development, training and consulting engagements for third-party IT professionals with Linux skills. Based throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, today's new Linux Foundation members are tapping into these computing trends and newly hatched market opportunities.

More information about today's newest Linux Foundation members:

BearingPoint is a management and technology consulting firm with European roots and a global reach. The company's consulting network of 9,200 people serves clients in more than 70 countries and engages with them for measurable results and long-lasting success. Its consultants deliver real results by combining their collective industry, operational and technology expertise and tailoring solutions for each client's individual challenges. This adaptive approach has led to long-standing relationships with many of the world's leading companies and organizations across numerous industries, including commercial, insurance, financial, government, manufacturing among others. BearingPoint also joined the Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) Steering Committee comprised of automotive, communication, semiconductor, electronics and academic contributors working to create a Linux-based platform to meet the security and performance requirements of the automotive industry.

"BearingPoint is committed to making available to AGL our leading Open Source Software management methodology and automotive experience, which has successfully enabled our customers to safely and efficiently leverage the business benefits of Open Source Software," said Matthias Loebich, Partner at BearingPoint and leader of the firm-wide Automotive segment. "Our Linux Foundation membership will be a major asset as we further expand our Open Source Software management portfolio with new and innovative services, especially for the automotive sector that's eager to leverage open source for massive productivity and competitive differentiation."

Daynix provides software development and consulting services for cloud infrastructure and virtualization technologies. Based in Israel, its services range from hypervisors and paravirtualized devices development to cloud infrastructure. The company is working closely with open source communities on cloud related technologies.

"Linux and open source technologies are entrenched in modern data center infrastructures and cloud computing environments," said Yan Vugenfirer, Chief Executive Officer at Daynix. "Joining the Linux Foundation will help us grow cloud infrastructure and virtualization consulting services beyond our server roots into emerging areas like open network virtualization, microservers and lightweight virtualization."

Linaro Limited is a collaborative engineering organization with more than 200 engineers working on consolidating and optimizing open source software for the ARM architecture, including developer tools, the Linux kernel, ARM power management, and other software infrastructure. Representing the world's leading technology companies, Linaro's engineer members are defining the future of Linux on ARM. Linaro is distribution neutral: its goal is to provide the best software foundations to everyone, and to reduce non-differentiating and costly low-level fragmentation.

"Linaro has been focused on Linux development and open source contributions for the ARM architecture since its foundation," said Rob Booth, Chief Operating Officer at Linaro Limited. "The Linux Foundation's philosophy aligns well with our goals to accelerate industry-wide innovation using shared resources to advance the ARM ecosystem. We're excited to see Linux developers using open source in such a wide variety of creative of ways, from wearable and mobile solutions right through to transportation, energy and server infrastructure projects. Linaro looks forward to working closely with the Linux Foundation to help accelerate innovation across all of these markets."

Systena Corporation is global software provider with more than 30 years experience. The company supports eight lines of business, including solution sales, IT service, product solution, service solution, financial application infrastructure-system, cloud, consumer services and overseas divisions. Based in Japan, Systena joins BearingPoint as a member of the AGL Steering Committee.

"Our membership is another step toward maximizing our Linux investment and delivering technology solutions with the highest quality and value on behalf of our customers," said Kazuhiro Murata, Division Manager of the New Growth Business Promotion Division at Systena. "AGL involvement is an asset to Systena as we delve further into Linux-based infotainment applications and mobile and embedded devices."

"Linux Foundation membership is a strategic investment that goes well beyond preserving the world's most successful open source project," said Amanda McPherson, Chief Marketing Officer at The Linux Foundation. "Today's new members illustrate how powerful Linux is in all corners of the world as a source for R&D efficiencies, partnership growth, market exposure and revenue possibilities."

About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

Trademarks: The Linux Foundation, Linux Standard Base, MeeGo, Tizen, and Yocto Project are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

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