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Perforce Joins Linux Foundation, Increases Commitment to Open Source Collaboration

Perforce Software today announced it has joined the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux – the renowned open source operating system. This membership is part of a continued commitment by Perforce to encourage collaborative software development on both sides of the firewall.

Dedicated to supporting developers in the environments they want to use, Perforce recently released Perforce Git Fusion, which improves the experience of using Git, the popular open source Distributed Version Control System (DVCS). Git Fusion extends Perforce's enterprise version management to Git repositories, bringing powerful new capabilities to Git developers and enabling large organizations to make better use of projects built in Git.

As a member of the Linux Foundation, Perforce will contribute to the Linux development community to accelerate software development and build more innovative products faster.

“We recognize the importance of supporting organizations and workflows that encourage software development from multiple sources,” said Don Marti, technical marking manager for Perforce Software. “By joining the Linux Foundation, we are better able to help our customers who face the challenge of blending the needs of enterprise development with third-party open source development.”

“Linux and the collaborative development model can provide a blueprint for companies that want to maximize open source best practices and their investments in the operating system,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services at The Linux Foundation. “We’re looking forward to the work we can do with Perforce Software to advance Linux.”

The complete Perforce Software Version Management system is available at no cost for up to 20 users, open source projects and educational institutions. These free programs provide Perforce's complete and most up-to-date features and products, including Perforce Git Fusion.

For more information on Perforce products, visit www.perforce.com.

About Perforce Software

Perforce Software enables teams to version everything. Perforce enterprise version management products help teams work in concert on important digital assets including software code, documents, multimedia, spreadsheets, images and more. They are unique in their ability to handle large and distributed collections of content, enabling higher productivity, lower costs and improved security and compliance. Perforce is now making it easy for everyone to take advantage of enterprise version management. The company is headquartered in Alameda, California, with international operations in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. For more information, visit www.perforce.com.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the organization 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 the open source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research, Linux videos and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including Linux.com, reach approximately two million people per month. The organization also provides extensive Linux training opportunities that feature the Linux kernel community’s leading experts as instructors. Follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter.

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