The Linux Foundation Welcomes mimio To the Fold

by Ostatic Staff - Jun. 09, 2009

The Linux Foundation has added another member to the fold. mimio, creator of the only interactive teaching platform available for Linux, joined the foundation and plans to "use popular tools such as the 'App Checker' to ease code development as it makes Linux applications more portable than ever before." Having educational software and appliance vendors on the membership roster of the Linux Foundation is a terrific way to reinforce that open source technology is indeed compatible with the needs of educators and learning institutions.

Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at the Linux Foundation, said in a prepared statement, "Community collaboration is the heartbeat of Linux, and it is encouraging to see teachers around the world using mimio and Linux to advance education."

Earlier this year, mimio launched Studio 6 for Linux, an interactive whiteboard and collaboration environment for educators. Next month, the company plans to open a community portal for teachers to trade lesson plans and ideas for using interactive whiteboard technology in the classroom.