Linux Foundation adds an open source networking specialist to the team


In recognition of the increasingly central role open source technology has played for the networking sector, the Linux Foundation today named Arpit Joshipura as its general manager for networking and orchestration.

Joshipura, a veteran tech executive who has worked at Dell, Ericsson, and Nortel, among others, is considered by the organization to be a foundational contributor to open source software in general and networking in particular. Most recently, he’s been the chief marketing officer for Prevoty, an application security startup in Los Angeles.

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His main job, according to the Linux Foundation’s announcement of the move, will be to “harmonize the open source networking ecosystem with the goal of rapidly increasing deployments as open source networking goes mainstream.”

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