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06 April 2010, 09:30

Ricoh joins the Linux Foundation

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Ricoh Logo The Linux Foundation, the non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting Linux, has announced that digital office solutions specialist Ricoh has become its newest corporate member. Ricoh, best known for its multi-function printing products and digital cameras, says that it hopes to further advance Linux, while developing "more user-friendly devices and useful services for Linux users." Tetsuya Morita, general manager of GW Development Center at the MFP Business Group in Ricoh, said that, “Our Linux Foundation membership is a natural extension of our support for Linux and demonstrates for our customers our commitment to the platform”.

Ricoh will also be participating in the workgroup, one of the most active Linux Foundation workgroups aimed at standardising printing functionality on Linux. “We’re looking forward to the opportunity to increase our contributions to the workgroup activities as well as participating in events," added Morita.Those events will include the upcoming 4th annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit where Ricoh will be working with other members on issues such as distribution independent printer drivers, colour management, common printing dialogs and printing in the Linux-based ChromeOS.

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