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Twitter latest big name to join Linux Foundation

ComputerWorldUK - The Linux Foundation is set to announce that Twitter has joined the organisation, along with open source storage services company Inktank and high-performance data centre manufacturer Servergy.

"We're excited to formalise our work with these innovators and to hear from them during this week's LinuxCon and CloudOpen event," Linux Foundation vice president of marketing and developer services Amanda McPherson said.

Twitter's infrastructure depends heavily on Linux to handle the enormous flood of data - 400 million tweets per day, from 140 million active users - constantly moving through the system, according to Twitter open source manager Chris Aniszczyk.

"Linux and its ability to be heavily tweaked is fundamental to our technology infrastructure. By joining The Linux Foundation we can support an organisation that is important to us and collaborate with a community that is advancing Linux as fast as we are improving Twitter," he said.