SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2014 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced that BearingPoint GmbH and Systena are joining the organization and participating in Automotive Grade Linux (AGL).
“BearingPoint is committed to making available to AGL our leading Open Source Software management methodology and automotive experience, which has successfully enabled our customers to safely and efficiently leverage the business benefits of Open Source Software,” said Matthias Loebich, Partner at BearingPoint and leader of the firm-wide Automotive segment. “Our Linux Foundation membership will be a major asset as we further expand our Open Source Software management portfolio with new and innovative services, especially for the automotive sector that’s eager to leverage open source for massive productivity and competitive differentiation.”
“Our membership is another step toward maximizing our Linux investment and delivering technology solutions with the highest quality and value on behalf of our customers,” said Kazuhiro Murata, Division Manager of the New Growth Business Promotion Division at Systena. “AGL involvement is an asset to Systena as we delve further into Linux-based infotainment applications and mobile and embedded devices.”