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14 March 2011, 14:39

Russian IT firm PingWin Software joins the Linux Foundation

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Linux Foundation The Linux Foundation has announced that systems integrator PingWin Software has become its newest member. Founded in 2009, IT firm PingWin Software provides various services based around open source software, including consulting, development, migration, as well as support, and is the first Russian company to join the Foundation.

According to the Foundation, PingWin Software will work on, and contribute to, the Open Compliance Program and other Linux and open source initiatives. The Foundation notes that PingWin Software's home country is one of many around the world that are transitioning to open source – just two months ago, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced plans to switch his country's federal authorities to FOSS.

Discussing the announcement, PingWin Software CEO Dmitry Komissarov said, "Our Linux Foundation membership will give us an insider’s view of the latest Linux and open source trends, as well as give us the opportunity to collaborate with leaders from throughout the Linux ecosystem," adding that, "Our work on the Open Compliance Program and other activities will provide us with important knowledge to inform our business and our customers."

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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