Oath Gold Membership Provides Opportunities to Benefit from Linux Foundation Experience and Expertise in Open Source Technology

The Linux Foundation, a non-profit organisation enabling mass innovation through open source, welcomes Oath as a Gold member of the foundation.

The company, a subsidiary of Verizon, is a values-led company committed to building brands people love. It reaches over one billion people around the world with a dynamic house of media and technology brands including Yahoo, AOL, HuffPost, TechCrunch, Tumblr, and more.

The company and its brands have contributed significantly to open source over the years, from Yahoo’s 2006 releasing of Hadoop as open source to its open sourcing of big data processing and serving engine Vespa not long ago.

The company recently discussed its open source goals with The Linux Foundation, which include contributing to technology stacks that are important across the industry, making it easy for its engineers to participate in open source communities, and giving back to the open source community by sharing code and practices.

The company’s Gold membership of The Linux Foundation will provide opportunities to become even more active in the open source community, and to take advantage of the foundation’s experience and expertise to learn how to most effectively contribute to and utilise open source technology.

“As a global digital media and technology company, Oath is well placed not only to contribute to and support the open source community directly, but also to help bring more individuals from around the world into open source.

“Gold membership in The Linux Foundation demonstrates a real commitment by Oath to open source. We very much look forward to collaborating with them on many projects and initiatives in the year ahead,” said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation.

“At Oath, we value working openly and collaboratively with the technical community. The Linux Foundation shares our passion and is an outstanding partner in helping to facilitate this ongoing pursuit. As we build on our rich foundation of technical innovation from Yahoo and AOL and break new ground with Verizon, we are more committed than ever to making technology better for all,” said Atte Lahtiranta, Chief Technology Officer at Oath.

More than 900 organisations are members of The Linux Foundation and the open source projects it hosts. Accenture, Alibaba Cloud, Baidu, Blackrock, Citrix, Dell EMC, Doky, Facebook, Hart, Panasonic, Renesas, SUSE, Toshiba, and Toyota are also Gold members.

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