The Chinese tech giant behind apps and services such as QQ, Qzone, Tencent Cloud, and Weixin/WeChat has joined The Linux Foundation as a Platinum member. Tencent’s admittance to the foundation also includes the open source microservices project, TARS, and the open source name service project, Tseer, being contributed to The Linux Foundation.
By joining the foundation, the firm gets a place in the Board of Directors and it’ll be able to take advantage of the foundation’s expertise in fields such as governance, legal and compliance, events, marketing and more. With its membership, Tencent will be able to further contribute resources to a larger variety of open source projects and their communities.
Liu Xin, general manager of the Mobile Internet Group at Tencent, said:
“We are honored to be a Platinum member of The Linux Foundation. Open source is core to Tencent’s technical strategy. We look forward to strengthening our relationship with the international open source community and promoting innovation in cutting edge technology. As a first step, we are contributing our open source microservices project TARS, and open source name service project Tseer, to The Linux Foundation. In addition, we plan to contribute our open source AI project Angel to the LF Deep Learning Foundation. Together, we will help to build a welcoming and energized global open source ecosystem.”
The executive director at The Linux Foundation, Jim Zemlin, also commented saying:
“Becoming a Platinum member of The Linux Foundation clearly reinforces the importance of open source to Tencent, and its commitment to the open source community. As Tencent’s contributions to open source continue to accelerate, The Linux Foundation is thrilled to work more closely with the company to provide more resources and support to the community. We look forward to collaborating with Tencent to enable more innovation and development to spur the creation of new and exciting technologies in the days ahead.”
By joining the foundation, Tencent joins the ranks of Platinum members which includes firms such as AT&T, Cisco, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Qualcomm, Samsung, and VMware.
Source: The Linux Foundation