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Linux Foundation Ranks Grow as Twitter Joins the Community

tuxFrom the 'Open Source Tweets' files:

The Linux Foundation is growing, again. The Foundation is set to announced that Twitter, Inktank and Servergy willl be joining the Linux organization. The formal announcement is set for next Tuesday, at the LinuxCon event.

The inclusion of Twitter is a particularly interesting one. Twitter is no stranger to open source technologies, it is the basis for Twitter's infrastructure after all. Twitter has also not been shy about open sourcing some of its tech – most notably the Bootstrapframework (who doesn't love Bootstrap?)

Twitter's core infrastructure (the stuff that keeps the fail whales at bay..) is powered by tens of thousands of Linux servers. So yeah, it is in Twitter's best interest to have a seat a the Linux Foundation table.

"Linux and its ability to be heavily tweaked is fundamental to our technology infrastructure,” said Chris Aniszczyk, Manager of Open Source, Twitter. "By joining The Linux Foundation we can support an organization that is important to us and collaborate with a community that is advancing Linux as fast as we are improving Twitter."

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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