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11 January 2011, 10:54

GoAhead Software joins the Linux Foundation

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Linux Foundation Logo The Linux Foundation has announced that GoAhead Software has become its newest member. Based in Bellevue, Washington, GoAhead Software is a global commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions specialist targeting network equipment manufacturers. Discussing the announcement, GoAhead Sales and Marketing Senior VP Bill Yaman said, "Linux has become the primary operating system in the telecommunications market. An increasing number of our customers use it in their network equipment and systems."

GoAhead Logo To date, the company's solutions are used in more than 65,000 deployments and its customers include Alcatel-Lucent, Lockheed Martin, Motorola and Northrop Grumman. "Our Linux Foundation membership will help us to actively participate in the collaborative development model and advance both our company strategy as well as Linux overall," added Yaman.

GoAhead Software is the fourth member to join the Linux Foundation this year, following IP management firm Protecode, embedded Linux specialist Timesys Corporation and Broadcom. The Linux Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the task of promoting the growth of Linux. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, is himself sponsored by the foundation.

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