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Hitachi Expands Open Source Leadership by Becoming a Linux Foundation Platinum Member

SAN FRANCISCO – January 25, 2017 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, today announced that Hitachi, Ltd. has become a Platinum member of the Foundation.

 

Hitachi has been a key supporter of The Linux Foundation and Linux since 2000 and had previously been a Gold member. The company is also a member of numerous Linux Foundation projects, such as Automotive Grade Linux, Civil Infrastructure Platform, Cloud Foundry Foundation, Core Infrastructure Initiative, Hyperledger and OpenDaylight.

 

Mr. Takahiro Yasui, Director, OSS Solution Center, Information and Communication Technology Business Division, Hitachi, Ltd., commented: "Deep involvement in collaborative R&D is strategic to Hitachi because it allows for the fastest possible innovation in sectors that include servers, cloud, converged applications, big data and Internet of Things. Becoming a Platinum member of The Linux Foundation helps Hitachi align as closely as possible with the open source technologies that are of essential value to our customers and the industries we serve.”

 

“Linux and many other critical open source projects have benefited tremendously over a span of years from Hitachi’s contributions and unwavering support,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation. “Hitachi’s move to become a Platinum member of The Linux Foundation is a strong indicator of the depth of its commitment to the advancement of open source.”

 

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world's top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

 

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