Strategic alignment between LiMo and Linaro(TM) heralds further industry consolidation on mobile Linux

LONDON, UK, 14 Dec – and Linaro today announced that has joined the Linaro Technical Steering Committee (TSC) as Advisor Partner with a view to providing regular input and guidance to assist with Linaro’s planning, roadmap and operational decisions.  The strategic alignment between these two organizations strongly committed to Linux and open source will accelerate the deployment of Linux based devices into the market and will reinforce industry engagement with the open source community.

Linaro will provide a stable and optimized code base for distributions such as the LiMo Platform by creating new releases of optimized tools, kernel and middleware software validated for a wide range of System on Chips (SoCs). The availability of a stable, common base and highly efficient tools will dramatically speed up development time, improve performance and reduce engineering time spent on non-differentiating, low-level software.  This will enable LiMo to focus on delivering flagship user experiences on their Linux based devices.


“LiMo’s vision is to deliver a vibrant ecosystem of commercial products and services that are enabled through an independent and competitive Linux based mobile software platform developed in close collaboration with key stakeholders in the mobile industry,” said Morgan Gillis, Executive Director of “We are delighted to join Linaro’s TSC as an Advisor Partner and look forward to collaborating with Linaro in shaping up the next generation Linux ecosystem that will deliver a rich and connected user experience to consumers across a diverse range of devices.”

“Linaro was founded to accelerate open source software development on SOC’s to provide consumers with the latest generation of always-on, always-connected devices. Linaro will release optimized kernel and tools validated on multiple SOC’s every six months,” said George Grey, Executive Officer, Linaro. “Having the as an advisor to our Technical Steering Committee ensures our engineering resources and roadmaps are aligned with industry leaders.”

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About Linaro
Linaro™ is a Not-For-Profit (NFP) software engineering company that works with the open source community to make it easier and faster to develop open source based devices. Linaro has the aim of investing new resources and aligning efforts from the industry to continuously improve and optimize open source software and tools on the ARM architecture with the goal of accelerating industry innovation.

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