Following the initial announcement of Tizen by LiMo Foundation and Linux Foundation on 27 September 2011, Tizen Association has been launched to enable key stakeholders to actively shape the industry role of Tizen and develop its market presence.
The mobile marketplace has undergone extensive change over the past few years: new platforms have emerged; new revenue models have been enabled, and innovations continue to emerge rapidly from all corners of the industry. Tizen will facilitate open opportunity by providing a fresh platform that offers a high level of flexibility in service selection and deployment.
Tizen Association is led by a Board of Directors which guides the industry role of Tizen, including gathering of requirements, identification and facilitation of service models, and overall industry marketing and education. Tizen Association works closely with the Linux Foundation which runs the Tizen open source project, with a focus on platform development and delivery.
Tizen Association will also introduce a partner program in Q1 2012 which will enable additional stakeholders to provide input and take part in market development activities associated with Tizen.