As part of the move, Salesforce.com chief legal officer Burke Norton will serve on the BSA Board of Directors.
“As the world’s fastest-growing top-ten software company, salesforce.com is very pleased to join BSA,” Norton said.
“BSA has a long track record of effectively advocating on behalf of the global software industry, and we look forward to collaborating with other industry leaders to advance policies that promote innovation and growth and that expand markets worldwide.”
BSA President and CEO Victoria Espinel said the software industry has always been “an engine of innovation, and now it is rapidly adopting new business models and distribution platforms that create tremendous new opportunities.”
“As the world’s leading provider of enterprise cloud computing, salesforce.com will bring an important perspective to BSA. We look forward to partnering with them on initiatives to enable innovation and growth across the whole industry.”