Standing out with its support for open source projects, Facebook has taken a new step in this area. Facebook became a platinum member for the Linux Foundation.
Facebook receives platinum membership for Linux Foundation
We can say that open source wind has been blowing in the technology world in recent years. Technology giants are trying to ensure the sustainability of these efforts by supporting open source platforms.
The Linux Foundation is among the platforms that receive the most support in this regard. Among the members of the Linux Foundation are giant companies such as Intel, Google, and Microsoft. Facebook, which supports many open source initiatives, was not on this list. In a blog post published by the Linux Foundation, Facebook’s support for open source initiatives was listed. Important supports such as Deepfake Detection Challenge and Telecom Infra Project were on the list. In addition, Facebook has joined the platinum members of the Linux Foundation.
Kathy Kam, one of the executives of Facebook, said that Linux was the backbone of Facebook’s infrastructure for a period. For this reason, he stated that they are happy to be one of the top-level sponsors of the Linux Foundation. Kam said that Facebook’s mission is to build communities and bring the world together, adding that the mission of open source has been the same since day one. This sponsorship by Facebook will ensure the long-term sustainability of Linux studies.