Internet Giant Tencent Becomes Linux Foundation Platinum Member, Advances Commitment to Open Source Innovation

By June 27, 2018Blog, Membership
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The Linux Foundation’s Jim Zemlin announces Internet giant Tencent’s support for open source as a Platinum member at LC3 conference in Beijing.

The Linux Foundation – home to the largest open source technology collaboration effort in the world – returned to China for the second year for the LinuxCon + ContainerCon + CloudOpen conference.  China understands the great value of open source code development and how it helps maximize innovation and rapid advancement across all industries.

During our trip to China, we were thrilled to announce that Tencent has joined Huawei as the second Chinese company to become a Platinum member of The Linux Foundation, as we also celebrate other Chinese organizations, such as Alibaba, Baidu, and JD.com, becoming leaders in open source technology development.  We thank Tencent for their leadership and contribution of two open source projects – TARS and TSeer – to The Linux Foundation to encourage more collaborative development.

To further support China’s embrace of open source technology development, The Linux Foundation presented the Open Source Guides for the Enterprise translated into Chinese. These guides, produced along with The TODO Group, are an important tool to help Chinese organizations learn how to increase their involvement in this critically important effort. The guides are also part of the launch of The Linux Foundation’s new Chinese website: https://www.linuxfoundation.cn. We hope this site serves as a resource for developers, companies and other stakeholders throughout China to become more active than ever in open source.

The open source global community is about everyone benefiting together. It doesn’t matter who you are, what company you work for or what country you are from; together we are most successful when we collaboratively create great technology and solve some of the world’s most difficult problems. The Linux Foundation celebrates China’s leadership and embrace of open source, and we look forward to a long partnership in your great nation.