Tue 08 September 2015

Codethink Joins Automotive Grade Linux

Automotive Grade Linux, a collaborative open source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car, today announced that Codethink is joining Automotive Grade Linux to help advance open collaboration and automotive software development for the cars of the future.

“In the past few months, we’ve seen an increasing number of developers around the world participate and contribute to AGL. Our membership has grown to nearly 60 companies who are committed to advancing the connected car through open source,” said Dan Cauchy, general manager of automotive, Linux Foundation. “Together we are helping the industry understand the mutual benefits of collaboration and how it can positively impact and accelerate innovation of the connected car.”

AGL will also host their bi annual all-member meeting on September 8-9, 2015 in Santa Clara, California. With a growing member base, AGL participants from the automotive, communications and semiconductor industries, as well as individual developers, will come together for the meeting to collaborate on the development and roadmap for AGL. For more information or to learn how to become a member, visit the membership page.

Codethink specializes in developing system-level software to enable advanced technical applications, working across a range of industries including finance, automotive, telecoms and medical. As experts in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), they help customers take maximum advantage of the knowledge and technologies developed by open source communities.

“For Codethink, collaboration is a huge part of who we are, it’s embedded in our DNA,” said Paul Sherwood, CEO of Codethink. “We’re really excited to join AGL to advance collaboration throughout the automotive industry.”

About Automotive Grade Linux (AGL)

Automotive Grade Linux is a collaborative open source project that aims to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car. Leveraging the power and strength of Linux at its core, AGL is uniting automakers and technology companies to develop a common platform that offers OEMs complete control of the user experience so the industry can rapidly innovate where it counts. The AGL platform is available to all, and anyone can participate in its development. Learn more: http://automotivelinux.org/.

Automotive Grade Linux is a Collaborative Project at The Linux Foundation. Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel innovation across industries and ecosystems. www.linuxfoundation.org

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and collaborative software development. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system and collaborative software development by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Collaborative Projects, Linux conferences including LinuxCon, and generating original research and content that advances the understanding of Linux and collaborative software development. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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