The Linux Foundation has announced that Uber has become the newest Gold member of the non-profit organization. The announcement came during the Uber Open summit which runs for one day where developers and community leader hold talks and workshops on advancing open source collaboration and innovation at scale. Uber is just the latest big name to join the group, other members include Deutsche Telekom, Valve, and Microsoft.
As part of the move, Uber has also joined The Linux Foundation’s TODO Group, an open group where firms can collaborate on tools and practices to successfully maintain “effective” open source projects.
Jim Zemlin, The Linux Foundation’s Executive Director, said:
“Uber has been active in open source for years, creating popular projects like Jaeger and Horovod that help businesses build technology at scale. We are very excited to welcome Uber to the Linux Foundation community. Their expertise will be instrumental for our projects as we continue to advance open solutions for cloud native technologies, deep learning, data visualization and other technologies that are critical to businesses today.”
Meanwhile, Thuan Pham, Uber CTO, said:
“Open source technology is the backbone of many of Uber’s core services and as we continue to mature, these solutions will become ever more important. The Linux Foundation not only provides homes to many significant open source projects, but also creates an open environment for companies like Uber to work together on developing these technologies. We are honored to join the Linux Foundation to foster greater collaboration with the open source community.”
The Linux Foundation offers three membership tiers; Platinum, Gold, and Silver. As a Gold member, Uber will contribute $100,000 annually to the foundation. By joining, Uber will also gain many benefits.