Kodi Foundation Joins The Linux Foundation to Help Grow the Open Source Movement
The Kodi Foundation, the organization behind the popular open source media center software Kodi, has announced that it has joined the Linux Foundation as an associate member. The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium that supports and promotes the development and adoption of Linux and other open source projects.
By joining the Linux Foundation, the Kodi Foundation hopes to benefit from the resources, expertise and network of the larger open source community. The Kodi Foundation also aims to contribute to the Linux Foundation's mission of fostering collaboration and innovation among open source developers and users.
\"We are delighted to join the Linux Foundation and be part of a diverse and vibrant open source ecosystem,\" said Nathan Betzen, president of the Kodi Foundation. \"We believe that open source software is the future of media consumption and we are excited to work with other like-minded organizations to help grow the open source movement.\"
The Kodi Foundation was established in 2009 as a non-profit organization to support the development and maintenance of Kodi, a free and open source software that allows users to play and organize videos, music, podcasts, photos and other digital media files from local and network storage media or the internet. Kodi runs on multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android, Raspberry Pi and more. Kodi has a large and active community of users and developers who create add-ons, skins, scripts and other extensions that enhance the functionality and appearance of Kodi.
The Linux Foundation is one of the world's largest open source organizations, with more than 1,000 members and over 100 projects under its umbrella. The Linux Foundation hosts some of the most influential open source projects in the world, such as Linux, Kubernetes, Hyperledger, Node.js, Cloud Foundry and more. The Linux Foundation also provides training, certification, events and other services to support the open source community.
\"We are pleased to welcome the Kodi Foundation as a new member of the Linux Foundation,\" said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. \"Kodi is a leading open source media center software that has millions of users around the world. We look forward to collaborating with the Kodi Foundation and supporting their efforts to advance open source media software.\"
The Kodi Foundation and the Linux Foundation share a common vision of promoting open source software as a way to empower users and foster innovation. Both organizations believe that open source software offers more choice, flexibility, security and transparency than proprietary software. By joining forces, the Kodi Foundation and the Linux Foundation hope to strengthen the open source movement and create more opportunities for collaboration and learning among open source developers and users.
As an associate member of the Linux Foundation, the Kodi Foundation will have access to various benefits and services, such as legal support, marketing assistance, event discounts, networking opportunities and more. The Kodi Foundation will also be able to participate in the Linux Foundation's events, initiatives and working groups that are relevant to its interests and goals. For example, the Kodi Foundation may join the Open Source Summit, the premier open source conference that covers a wide range of topics and technologies related to open source software.
The Kodi Foundation hopes that by joining the Linux Foundation, it will be able to reach out to more potential users and contributors for Kodi, as well as learn from other successful open source projects that are hosted by the Linux Foundation. The Kodi Foundation also hopes that by being part of the Linux Foundation, it will be able to raise more awareness and appreciation for the value and importance of open source software in general.
\"We are proud to be part of the Linux Foundation family and we look forward to working with them and other open source organizations to help grow the open source movement,\" said Betzen. \"We believe that open source software is not only a better way to create software, but also a better way to share knowledge, culture and entertainment.\" aa16f39245