Chip Maker VIA joins the Linux Foundation
VIA Technologies, maker of chip-sets, graphics chips and other components, has joined the Linux Foundation. Richard Brown, VP of marketing at VIA Technologies Inc, said in the announcement "VIA shares the Linux Foundation’s goal of fostering the growth of the Linux ecosystem".
Since last year, VIA has been providing the code to it's latest Linux graphics drivers as open source. By joining the Linux Foundation, VIA's involvement with the Linux kernel developers should be improved; the Foundation employs several prominent kernel hackers, most notably Linux creator, Linus Torvalds.