Huawei is Now 'Platinum member' of the Linux Foundation

By CIOReview | Wednesday, August 26, 2015

SEATTLE, WA: The Linux Foundation, the organization dedicated to accelerate the growth of Linux and its subsidiaries has announced that Huawei has now become a Platinum member of the organization, the highest level of investment at the Linux Foundation from Gold member. This transformation signals Huawei's increased commitment to Linux, open source and collaborative development.

"Huawei stands out as an industry innovator and leader. Its contributions to Linux and open source software have made today's technologies better and ensure that future technologies will thrive," says Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation.

Huawei has been contributing to the open source and collaborative development since a long time. Besides being active in contributing to the Linux Kernel and KVM, Huawei has also been a part of founding Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects such as OPNFV, Open Container Initiative, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, IO Visor and Kinetic Open Storage Project., Huawei has contributed significantly to CloudFoundry and OpenDaylight too.

Due to the raise in the position, Huawei will now an honored member of the Board of Directors and is given the authority to guide the organization as the role of open source and collaboration increases in building new technologies. The other Board of Directors includes Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Intel, NEC, Oracle, Qualcomm and Samsung.

"Linux and open source software are the building blocks of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure. The work we do with the Linux and open source community is a strategic way we build Huawei ICT software infrastructure," states Ti Gong, President of Central Software Institute, Huawei.

The Linux Foundation protects, promotes and advances Linux and collaborative development. The organization handles a variety of Collaborative Projects that has high influence on the industry ranging from Software-Defined Networking (SDN) to drones and the Internet of Things (IoT), to open containers, Big Data and more.

The Foundation also conducts events to gather the influential developers, IT managers and business executives working on Linux and open source; and Linux training and certification helping IT professionals to add more skills to their profile and explore the fruitful career opportunities.