Associations | Tuxera


Tuxera is a member of several standards bodies, industry-wide programs, and other associations including the following.

AllSeen Alliance

The AllSeen Alliance is the broadest cross-industry, nonprofit consortium to date to advance adoption and innovation in the “Internet of Everything” in homes and industry.

The AllSeen Alliance framework is initially based on the AllJoyn™ open source project, and will be expanded with contributions from member companies and the open source community. Products, applications and services created with the AllJoyn open source project can communicate over various transport layers, such as Wi-Fi, power line or Ethernet, regardless of manufacturer or operating system and without the need for Internet access.


The DLNA organization is a group of dedicated individuals with the knowledge to confront the digital compatibility challenge and transform it into a compelling opportunity for both the industries and customers we serve.

The DLNA Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines specify the interoperable building blocks that are available to build platforms and software infrastructure. These guidelines focus on interoperability between networked entertainment and media devices for personal media uses that involve images, audio and video. As new technology and standards become available, the Guidelines may broaden to cover other areas, such as home control, communications and advanced entertainment scenarios.

GENIVI Alliance

GENIVI Alliance is a non-profit industry association whose mission is to drive the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open source development platform. GENIVI will accomplish this by aligning requirements, delivering reference implementations, offering certification programs and fostering a vibrant open source IVI community. GENIVI’s work will result in shortened development cycles, quicker time-to-market, and reduced costs for companies developing IVI equipment and software. GENIVI is headquartered in San Ramon, California.

Interop Vendor Alliance

Microsoft’s Interop Vendor Alliance is an industry-wide group working to identify and share opportunities to better connect people, data and diverse systems through better interoperability with Microsoft systems and to jointly market the interoperability solutions of its members. The organization serves as a collaborative forum for developing and sharing common technology models, facilitates scenario-based testing of multivendor solutions and works to communicate additional best practices to customers and partners. Since its formation in 2006, alliance membership has more than doubled as the IVA has developed multiple interoperability labs including System Management, Centralized Directory, Federated Identity, Content Management, and Open XML.



JEDEC is a global leader in developing open standards including eMMC and eSD for the microelectronics industry. The organisation brings manufacturers and suppliers together to participate in more than 50 committees and subcommittees, with the mission to create standards to meet the diverse technical and developmental needs of the industry.

JEDEC’s collaborative efforts ensure product interoperability, benefiting the industry and ultimately consumers by decreasing time-to-market and reducing product development costs.

Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, 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 technical events, including LinuxCon, and generating original Linux research and content that advances the understanding of the Linux platform. Its web properties, including, 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.


SD Association

The SD Association is a global ecosystem of more than 1,000 technology companies charged with setting interoperable SD standards. The Association encourages the development of consumer electronic, wireless communication, digital imaging and networking products that utilize market-leading SD technology. The SD standard is the number one choice for consumers and has earned nearly 80 percent of the memory card market with its reliable interoperability and its easy-to-use format. Today, mobile phones, Blu-ray players, HDTVs, audio players, automotive multimedia systems, handheld PCs, cameras and camcorders feature SD interoperability.


UEFI Forum

UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) is a community effort by many companies in the personal-computer industry to modernize the booting process. UEFI capable systems are already shipping, and many more are in preparation. During the transition to UEFI, most platform firmware will continue to support legacy (BIOS) booting as well, to accommodate legacy-only operating systems. The UEFI Forum is responsible for developing, managing and promoting UEFI specifications.

The UEFI specification defines a new model for the interface between personal-computer operating systems and platform firmware. The interface consists of data tables that contain platform-related information, plus boot and runtime service calls that are available to the operating system and its loader. Together, these provide a standard environment for booting an operating system and running pre-boot applications.