“Successful large-scale, global open source communities require dedicated resources, support, and infrastructure, so it’s incredibly exciting to see 43 more organizations increase their commitment to open source, we look forward to working with our new members to better support the developers who build, secure, and maintain the open source systems we rely on every day”, says Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation.
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more.
Acutronic Robotics was founded in 2016 after the acquisition of the robotics startup Erle Robotics. Acutronic Robotics is known for the creation of H-ROS, a communication bus specifically designed for robots.
The robotics company has a long record for supporting open source projects in the robotics industry. Most recently, Acutronic Robotics is dedicating its own resources to develop a port of Moveit! to Moveit2! in order to make it ROS2 native. MoveIt! is the most widely used open source software for manipulation in the robotics community.