As we have seen over the past few years, a substantial number of of Internet companies are joining the Linux Foundation. Just take a look on some of the illustrious Linux Foundation members, a list which includes Google, HP, IBM, Intel, Oracle, and now Twitter. Yes, the micro-blogging service Twitter has decided to join the Linux Foundation from next week. Twitter is ready to pay $15,000 to the Linux Foundation each year as a silver member.
You might be wondering, just what makes those big companies get involved with the Linux Foundation – is it just a charitable interest? Well, no! Founded in 2007, Linux Foundation provides a platform for developers, companies and organisations to share their ideas and plans, and that is the main reason for Linux’s growth in such a small period of time.
Twitter is joining Linux Foundation with tens of thousands of Linux servers to provide services to their users. “Linux and its ability to be heavily tweaked is fundamental to our technology infrastructure. By joining The Linux Foundation we can support an organization that is important to us and collaborate with a community that is advancing Linux as fast as we are improving Twitter” - said Chris Aniszczyk, Manager of Open Source, Twitter.
Aniszczyk will be keynoting at the Linux Foundation’s LinuxCon North America 2012 event at San Diego, California next week, along with a presentation titled “The Open Source Technology Behind a Tweet.” Inktank is also joining Linux Foundation next week to provide support of the open source Ceph distributed storage system, and high-performance server manufacturer Servergy.