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Thursday, September 14, 2017 5:55PM IST (12:25PM GMT)


Wipro joins The Linux Foundation, Strengthening Collaboration and Commitment to Open Source Technologies

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Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company today announced that it has joined The Linux Foundation as a Silver Member. The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source technologies.
In addition to supporting Linux, the Foundation also supports associated open source projects such as Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), Hyperledger, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Cloud Foundry Foundation and Automotive Grade Linux, among others.
Wipro has identified open source technologies as one of the strategic client themes to drive transformation across the enterprise. Open source is empowering enterprises to foray into new areas such as cognitive computing, blockchain, hyper automation, cloud and analytics. Wipro’s dedicated Open Source Practice and Center of Excellence, coupled with global advisory and consulting capabilities provide end-to end open source solutions and services to enterprises.
Mike Woster, Chief Operations Officer, The Linux Foundation, said, “We are proud to welcome Wipro to The Linux Foundation. Wipro has demonstrated its support to open source through its ongoing contributions to a wide range of open source projects. This membership further reinforces that commitment. We look forward to a strong and continued collaboration for the benefit of the entire open source community.”
Andrew Aitken, General Manager and Global Open Source Practice Leader, Wipro Limited said, “Wipro’s entry to The Linux Foundation, the leading industry trade association in open source, reaffirms our commitment to using, promoting and contributing to open source technologies. Our participation in multiple Linux Foundation supported projects enables us to be a part of the cutting-edge technology transformation occurring because of open source. Further, it demonstrates our expertise in these key technologies to our clients.”
Wipro is enabling internal teams to crowdsource and tap the power of the Topcoder community and leverage a wide set of skills to provide new value services, faster delivery and a global scale. Furthermore, Wipro’s open source solutions helps customers realize their enterprise goals by providing one-of-a-kind industry-specific legacy migration frameworks and methodologies using Wipro IP accelerators and ready-to-use pre-built, integrated, open source stacks and solutions.

About Wipro Limited

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 160,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.
Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.

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Wipro Limited today announced that it has joined The Linux Foundation as a Silver Member.