Linux’s not for profit consortium, Linux Foundation has announced that Uber has joined them as a Gold member. Uber chose to make their announcement at the Uber Open Summit that happened at San Francisco yesterday. Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin was the opening keynote speaker at this summit.
Zemlin in his keynote speech lauded for its activities in the open source space during which it created projects like Jaeger and Horovod. Further, he said: “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”.
The Gold membership in the Linux Foundation will give Uber access to the foundation’s best practices with open source. The support will give Uber the necessary exposure so that it can go on to support other open source communities by opening up their softwares, resources and technical expertise in the future. Uber’s CTO Thuan Pham said, “We are honored to join the Linux Foundation to foster greater collaboration with the open source community”.
Uber joins its tech contemporaries like Facebook, Juniper, Accenture, and Toshiba who are also Gold members at the Linux Foundation.