Canonical joins the RISC-V Software Ecosystem (RISE)

1st December 2023
Harry Fowle

Canonical announced it is now a member of the RISC-V Software Ecosystem (RISE) to contribute to commercial readiness of open-source software for RISC-V.

Canonical's commitment to RISE aligns with its broader mission to empower developers and businesses with open-source solutions that enable them to build, deploy, and scale applications efficiently.

“Canonical has been a Linux distribution pioneer in providing official RISC-V support and our efforts have enabled RISC-V developers with seamless access to the latest open source technologies. We are thrilled to join RISE and collaborate with global industry leaders on open source availability on RISC-V,” said Gordan Markuš, Director Silicon Alliances at Canonical, “As a member of RISE, Canonical will actively engage in collaborative projects, share its knowledge and resources, and work towards optimising Ubuntu and open source technologies, for RISC-V. The collaboration with RISE members will bring new opportunities to developers and enterprises looking to leverage the benefits of RISC-V hardware and open source software solutions.”

The RISE Project welcomes Canonical's leadership and experience in open-source software. "Canonical's decision to join RISE is a testament to the growing importance and opportunity of RISC-V," said Amber Huffman, RISE Governing Board chair. "We look forward to leveraging Canonical's expertise and knowledge in Linux and open-source technologies to further drive innovation and collaboration throughout the RISC-V ecosystem in collaboration with RISE members."

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