Brian Behlendorf (born March 30, 1973) is a technologist, computer programmer, and an important figure in the open-source software movement. He was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Group, which later became the Apache Software Foundation. Behlendorf served as President of the Foundation for three years. Behlendorf has served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003.
The Document Foundation is an independent self-governing meritocratic entity, created by former leading members of the OpenOffice.org Community, in the form of a charitable Foundation under German law. It manages and develops LibreOffice. Its goal is to produce a vendor-independent office suite with ODF support and without any copyright assignment requirements.[
It continues to build on the foundation of ten years' dedicated work by the OpenOffice.org Community.
Mageia is a GNU/Linux-based, Free Software operating system. It is a community project, supported by a nonprofit organisation of elected contributors.
It was created in 2010 as a fork of Mandriva Linux by a group of former employees of Mandriva S.A. and several other developers and users and supporters of the Mandriva community.
There were Two major releases in June 2011 and in May 2012. Mageia is planned to be released on a 9-month release cycle, with each release to be supported for 2 cycles, that is 18 months.
ownCloud, the company behind the ownCloud project – the most popular open source project for data and file sync, share and view – provides businesses a secure, end-user-friendly way to access and share files that seamlessly integrates with the tools IT already has to secure, track and report data and data usage. ownCloud puts control back in IT’s hands, providing the flexibility to choose where data gets stored as well as how data is accessed and shared — and by whom.
OpenCloud was founded in 2000 in Wellington, New Zealand to create JAIN SLEE standards-based Java software products for the telecom service layer based on open standards, Java and standard Information Technology computing platforms.
The company is now incorporated in the United Kingdom as a privately-held telecommunications software product company and is headquartered in Cambridge, England.
Jolla Ltd. is an independent Finland based smartphone product company which continues the excellent work that Nokia started with MeeGo. The Jolla team is formed by directors and core professionals from Nokia's MeeGo N9 organisation, together with some of the best minds working on MeeGo in the communities.
Canonical Ltd. is a private company founded (and funded) by South African entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth for the promotion of free software projects. Canonical backs the popular Ubuntu operating system and Ubuntu One personal cloud service.
Canonical is registered in the Isle of Man and employs staff around the world, along with its main offices in London, support office in Montreal and OEM team in Lexington, Massachusetts, USA and Taipei, Taiwan.