Perforce Joins Linux Foundation, Increases Commitment to Open Source Collaboration

Enterprise Version Management Leader Underscores Its Support for Linux in the Enterprise

Alameda, Calif. (January 10, 2013) — Perforce Software today announced it has joined the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux – the renowned open source operating system. This membership is part of a continued commitment by Perforce to encourage collaborative software development on both sides of the firewall.

Dedicated to supporting developers in the environments they want to use, Perforce recently released Perforce Git Fusion, which improves the experience of using Git, the popular open source Distributed Version Control System (DVCS). Git Fusion extends Perforce's enterprise version management to Git repositories, bringing powerful new capabilities to Git developers and enabling large organizations to make better use of projects built in Git.

As a member of the Linux Foundation, Perforce will contribute to the Linux development community to accelerate software development and build more innovative products faster.

"We recognize the importance of supporting organizations and workflows that encourage software development from multiple sources," said Don Marti, technical marketing manager for Perforce Software. "By joining the Linux Foundation, we are better able to help our customers who face the challenge of blending the needs of enterprise development with third-party open source development."

"Linux and the collaborative development model can provide a blueprint for companies that want to maximize open source best practices and their investments in the operating system," said Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer services at The Linux Foundation. "We're looking forward to the work we can do with Perforce Software to advance Linux."

The complete Perforce Software Version Management system is available at no cost for up to 20 users, open source projects and educational institutions. These free programs provide Perforce's complete and most up-to-date features and products, including Perforce Git Fusion.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2000, the organization sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and promotes, protects and advances the Linux operating system by marshaling the resources of its members and the open source development community. The Linux Foundation provides a neutral forum for collaboration and education by hosting Linux conferences, including LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research, Linux videos and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including Linux.com, reach approximately two million people per month. The organization also provides extensive Linux training opportunities that feature the Linux kernel community's leading experts as instructors. Follow The Linux Foundation on Twitter.

About Perforce Software

Perforce offers the industry’s most advanced version management and collaboration platform. Perforce protects its customers most valuable IP and enables teams to collaborate without conflict on any type of file—from source code to industrial designs to business documents. The company’s technology is unique in its ability to manage large binary content while scaling to support globally distributed teams—a vital capability for organizations looking to produce better products faster through Continuous Delivery practices. Perforce serves more than 10,500 customers, from start-ups to the most innovative and impactful brands in the world such as Samsung, NVIDIA, SAP, Pixar, National Instruments, Salesforce.com and the New York Stock Exchange. Perforce offers all of its products as well as access to its award-winning technical support free of charge for up to 20 users. According to an independent study, companies that migrate to Perforce improve developer productivity by 15% and release their products 25% faster. The company is headquartered in Alameda, California, with offices in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit www.perforce.com.

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