San Francisco (April 19, 2010)–Meyer Sound Laboratories has become the newest member of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux.
The company currently uses embedded Linux in the development of the D-Mitri digital audio platform and Galileo loudspeaker management system; by joining the Linux Foundation, Meyer Sound will expand its participation in the Linux Foundation’s embedded Linux activities.
“Meyer Sound is a strong supporter of open source principles and Linux represents both a technology and philosophy for us,” said John McMahon, Executive Director – Digital Products, Meyer Sound. “Using Linux provides us with a comprehensive environment for our demanding applications. Our Linux Foundation membership formalizes the work we’ve been doing with the community and increases our ability to collaborate and contribute.”
“Embedded Linux doesn’t just mean mobile phones; Linux is used in an increasing variety of devices, and Meyer Sound is one of the original examples of this,” said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at The Linux Foundation. “Meyer Sound has long understood the value of Linux, and we’re happy to welcome them as a new member.”
Recent applications of Meyer Sound’s technology include its use in Dubai’s Meydan, the world’s largest racecourse; and in American Zoetrope, the film studio created by filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola.