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Facebook Signs Up As a Linux Foundation Platinum Member

Sun Aug 16 2020

Facebook has upgraded it’s open-source credentials and accepted a seat on the Linux Foundations board

Last week Facebook signed up as a platinum member of the Linux foundation and as such can now take a seat on Linux’s board.

That seat will be filled by Facebook’s Head of Open Source, Kathy Kam.

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The Linux Foundation has and continues to play a crucial role in the continued success of not only Linux but also in broader open source ecosystems as well

Excited to be joining the board of the Linux Foundation.

Kathy Kam - Head of Open Source, Facebook

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Facebook have worked with the Linux Foundation for awhile now through the FB open-source group but their upgrade to platinum membership level sees them join the likes of Microsoft, Google, IBM, Huawei and Intel.

Previously Facebook have made significant contributions to open source projects such as the React JavaScript library, the Open Compute Project as well as the cGroup2 container software project as well as being the lead contributor to developments such as Presto, GraphQL, Osquery, and ONNX, as well as being the creator of the PyTorch machine learning library, which can be used to create Artificial Intelligence in computer vision, natural language processing, and other disciplines.

 

The Linux praised these contributions and others in a blog post announcing the news. 

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Facebook have leveraged open source to unlock the potential of open innovation. This includes Facebook Connectivity, which, together with the open-source Telecom Infra Project Foundation, aims to bring fast, reliable internet to remote areas of the world.

Linux Foundation Spokesperson

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