Leading investment firm steps up support of open source
SAN FRANCISCO – MAY 18, 2017 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit advancing professional open source management for mass collaboration, announced that BlackRock has become a Gold Member of the foundation. BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services.
BlackRock has joined The Linux Foundation as a Gold member, which includes training, marketing and consulting resources to support their contribution to open source technologies and to help sharpen their open source skills. The firm is deeply involved in open source projects every single day, including those hosted by The Linux Foundation such as Hyperledger, Kubernetes, Node.js and OpenAPI, and they have invested in companies in the open source space.
“BlackRock’s membership is evidence of its continually increasing dedication to open source development,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation. “Open source projects, including ones hosted at The Linux Foundation such as Hyperledger and CNCF, are transforming the financial services industry and BlackRock is well positioned to help lead that transformation.”
“We are thrilled to strengthen our connection to the open source community. We look forward to engaging on best practices and participating in Linux Foundation projects and events. The Foundation will help maximize our team’s ability to both contribute to and benefit from open source technologies,” said Jody Kochansky, Head of the Aladdin Product Group at BlackRock.
Other Linux Foundation Gold members are Accenture, Alibaba Cloud, Citrix, Dell EMC, Doky, Facebook, Hart, Panasonic, Renesas, SUSE, Symantec, Toshiba, Toyota and VMware.
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