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VIA Contracts Harald Welte as Open Source Liaison

  • 27 July, 2008 16:06

<p>Ottawa, Canada, 25 July 2008 – Today at the Ottawa Linux Symposium, VIA Technologies, Inc., a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, announced that it has contracted Harald Welte, recipient of the prestigious Free Software Foundation’s “2007 Award for the Advancement of Free Software,” as the company’s Open Source Liaison.</p>
<p>In this role, Harald will be responsible for helping refine VIA’s Open Source strategy to optimize its support for Linux across all the components of its x86 processor platforms, including its highly-successful VIA C7™ processor line and the new VIA Nano™ processor, as well as accompanying chipsets, graphics, and networking chips.</p>
<p>In addition, Harald will assist VIA to develop drivers that are in line with the standards and best practices of Linux kernel development, enhance the quality and public availability of VIA documentation, and improve interaction with the Open Source development community.</p>
<p>“We are delighted that Harald is joining us in this extremely important strategic position,” commented Richard Brown, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “With his rich experience in Open Source software development and outstanding reputation in the global community, Harald will play an invaluable role in enabling us to implement our Strategic Open Source Driver Development Initiative.”</p>
<p>“This is an exciting time to be working with VIA as the company steps up its Open Source efforts,” commented Harald Welte. “I look forward to working with the company’s management and R&amp;D teams to make sure that they not only better understand the needs of developers but that they also build a productive and high quality relationship with the community.”</p>
<p>The beta version of the VIA Linux Portal is located at http://linux.via.com.tw; Open Source developers are also free to contact Harald by email at HaraldWelte@viatech.com.</p>
<p>About Harald Welte
Born in 1979, Harald Welte has been highly active in the Open Source Community for over ten years, focusing on kernel, driver, bootloader, networking/communications and security areas. In addition, Harald has also taken a leading role in enforcing GNU licensing as the founder of the gpl-violations.org project.</p>
<p>Harald has been involved in a number of free software projects, including OpenMoko, where he is Lead System Architect, and the netfilter/iptables project. In recognition of his efforts, Harald was presented with the highly prestigious "2007 Award for the Advancement of Free Software" by the Free Software Foundation.</p>
<p>About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact mainboards. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA’s global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world’s top OEMs and system integrators. www.via.com.tw</p>
<p>VIA PR Contact</p>
<p>International: Richard Brown
Phone: (886)-2-2218-5452 #6201
Fax: (886)-2-8218-6752
Email: RIBrown@via.com.tw</p>
<p>Note to reporters, editors and writers: VIA is written in ALL CAPS.</p>
<p>The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.</p>

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