The announcement was made at LinuxCon Europe 2012
The Linux Foundation has announced that Componentality Oy, Host Concepts, Micware, and MIRACLE LINUX are joining the organization.These companies will participate in the Automotive Grade Linux workgroup, an industry-wide initiative with contributions from Jaguar, Land Rover, Nissan, Toyota, and others.
The four new members to The Linux Foundation have recognized the advantage the Linux system provides in their respective markets.
According to The Linux Foundation, the automotive industry, in particular, is taking advantage of the existing $10B collective investment in the Linux kernel to deliver the same kind of experience in cars that consumers have come to expect on their computers and across all their devices, whether at home, in the office or while commuting.
Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and of the open source development community.