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  • Facebook joins The Linux Foundation as a platinum member

    Most web-based companies are built on Linux and open-source software. Two-billion member social network Facebook is no different. For years, Facebook has not only relied on open-source, it's been an active contributor to major open-source projects. These include the React JavaScript library; the Open Compute Project, which open sources data-center hardware; and Linux's cGroup2 container software. Now Facebook is joining The Linux Foundation membership at the Platinum level.

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    While Facebook has been criticized for how it deals with privacy and politics, it has impeccable open-source credentials. It was already the lead contributor of many Linux Foundation-hosted projects, such as Presto, GraphQL, Osquery, and ONNX. The company also employs many Linux kernel key developers and maintainers.

  • Amundsen Joins LF AI as New Incubation Project

    LF AI Foundation (LF AI), the organization building an ecosystem to sustain open source innovation in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL), today is announcing Amundsen as its latest Incubation Project.

  • LF AI Accepts Amundsen as Incubation Project

    The Amundsen data discovery project has joined the LF AI as an incubation project.

    Amundsen is a data discovery and metadata engine aiming to improve the productivity of data analysts, data scientists and engineers by indexing data resources. “Think of it as Google search for data,” the LF AI announcement said.

Facebook Becomes a Platinum Member of The Linux Foundation

  • Facebook Becomes a Platinum Member of The Linux Foundation

    While Facebook is having a dark history with politics and privacy, it’s one of the fine contributors to open-source like to ONNX, Osquery, Presto and GraphQL. Further, social media has also made projects like Facebook Connectivity and Telecom Infra Project Foundation to provide reliable and fast internet to underdeveloped areas.

Facebook Becomes A Platinum Member Of Linux Foundation

  • Facebook Becomes A Platinum Member Of Linux Foundation

    For years, Facebook has been an active contributor to the world of open source. It has been an active participant in Linux kernel development, employing key developers and maintainers across major kernel subsystems. In a move to further boost its open source investments, the social networking company has now joined the Linux Foundation at the highest level.

    Facebook’s sponsorship of open innovation through the Linux Foundation will help support an estimated $16 billion in development costs of the world’s 100+ leading open source projects.

Facebook is stepping up its Linux work once again

  • Facebook is stepping up its Linux work once again

    Facebook has signaled its long-running support for open source software by signing up to the largest Linux organisational body around.

    The social network has revealed it has joined The Linux Foundation as a platinum member, meaning it will take a leading role in helping shape the future of the software platform going forward.

    The Linux Foundation looks to promote the spread of open-source ecosystems through training and awareness programs, and claims to be currently heading up $16 billion worth of projects.

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Facebook becomes a top-tier Linux Foundation member

  • Facebook becomes a top-tier Linux Foundation member

    With Facebook signing up as a Platinum member, Kathy Kam, head of open source at the company, gets a seat on the Linux Foundation’s board. Kam has 20 years of experience in open source software, and previously worked for Google and Microsoft.

    “The Linux Foundation has and continues to play a crucial role in the continued success of not only Linux but also in broader open-source ecosystems as well,” Kam said in a statement. “We hope that this sponsorship will further the goal of keeping Linux and all of open source thriving for years to come.”

    Facebook is one of the best-known contributors to the world of open source software. The company contributes to projects such as the React JavaScript library, the Open Compute Project, and Data for Good, a programme that enables geographic data to be shared with the aim of addressing some of the humanitarian issues including COVID-19.

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  • Facebook to take board seat at Linux Foundation after signing as Platinum member

    Facebook has upgraded its Linux Foundation membership and by doing so will assume a seat on the organisation's board.

    Facebook's open-source group has been a long-time member of the Foundation, but has now decided a top-tier platinum membership is its best option. Doing so sees it join the likes of Google, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, and Intel.

    The social media giant contributes to several well-known open-source projects, including the React JavaScript library, the Open Compute Project, and the cGroup2 container software project.

    As part of its membership, the company's head of open source, Kathy Kam, will have a seat on the Foundation's board.

    In a blog post announcing the membership, the Linux Foundation commended a number of Facebook projects that "leverage open source to unlock the potential of open innovation". This includes Facebook Connectivity, which, together with the open-source Telecom Infra Project Foundation, aims to bring fast, reliable internet to remote areas of the world.

    Facebook is the lead contributor to Presto, GraphQL, Osquery, and ONNX, as well as the creator of the PyTorch machine learning library, which is used to create AI in computer vision, natural language processing, and other disciplines.

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