SAN FRANCISCO – February 28, 2018 – Today The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, welcomes Oath as a Gold member of the foundation. Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. Oath reaches over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands including Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, TechCrunch, Tumblr, and more.
Oath and its brands have contributed significantly to open source over the years, from Yahoo’s 2006 releasing of Hadoop as open source to Oath’s open sourcing of big data processing and serving engine Vespa not long ago. Oath recently discussed the company’s open source goals with The Linux Foundation, which include contributing to technology stacks that are important across the industry, making it easy for the company’s engineers to participate in open source communities, and giving back to the open source community by sharing code and practices.
Oath’s Gold membership of The Linux Foundation will provide opportunities to become even more active in the open source community, and to take advantage of The Linux Foundation’s experience and expertise to learn how to most effectively contribute to and utilize open source technology.
“As a global digital media and technology company, Oath is well placed not only to contribute to and support the open source community directly, but also to help bring more individuals from around the world into open source,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director, The Linux Foundation. “Gold membership in The Linux Foundation demonstrates a real commitment by Oath to open source. We very much look forward to collaborating with them on many projects and initiatives in the year ahead.”
“At Oath, we value working openly and collaboratively with the technical community. The Linux Foundation shares our passion and is an outstanding partner in helping to facilitate this ongoing pursuit. As we build on our rich foundation of technical innovation from Yahoo and AOL and break new ground with Verizon, we are more committed than ever to making technology better for all,” said Atte Lahtiranta, chief technology officer at Oath.
More than 900 organizations are members of The Linux Foundation and the open source projects it hosts. Accenture, Alibaba Cloud, Baidu, Blackrock, Citrix, Dell EMC, Doky, Facebook, Hart, Panasonic, Renesas, SUSE, Toshiba, and Toyota are also Gold members.
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Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. We reach one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands. A global leader in digital and mobile, Oath is shaping the future of media. For more on Oath, visit www.oath.com.
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