The announcement was made at LinuxCon Europe 2012
The Linux Foundation has announced that HP has upgraded to a Platinum membership, which already includes such as Fujitsu, IBM, Intel, NEC, Oracle, Qualcomm Innovation Center and Samsung.A lot of HP's products already run Linux products, like servers, printers, networking equipment and more.
The Platinum membership ensures that HP will have a seat on the Board of Directors and will be directly involved in advancing Linux-based initiatives, workgroups, Labs, events, and more that support its business goals.
“With one of the richest and most recognized stories in technology, HP has a history of innovation and market success,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation.
“Because of this history and innate knowledge of software development, HP understands that Linux and collaborative development can benefit its business across its product portfolio. We’re looking forward to the work we can accomplish with HP,” stated Zemlin.
The Linux Foundation provides a neutral environment where work on Linux, mobile and embedded development, open cloud, and more can be accelerated and advanced.