Google is the new platinum member of the Linux Foundation. Google will benefit the platinum member rights and the Linux community will move towards huge financial gains. The annual membership cost for Google will be around $500,000.
Linux Foundation, on the other hand, is quite thrilled to have Google as one of the platinum members. As Google is one of the biggest contributors to and supporters of open source in the tech world. In addition to this, Google leverages one of the most important open source projects for its OS — the Linux kernel and both Android and Chrome OS, are Linux-based. This membership also secured a seat for Sarah Novotny, Google’s Head of Open-Source strategy for the Google Cloud Platform into the Board of Directors of Linux Foundation.
On this achievement, Sarah mentioned, ’Open source is an essential part of Google’s culture, and we’ve long recognized the potential of open ecosystems to grow quickly, be more resilient and adaptable in the face of change, and create better software. The Linux Foundation is a fixture in the open source community. By working closely with the organization, we can better engage with the community-at-large and continue to build a more inclusive ecosystem where everyone can benefit.’
Google joins hands with other platinum members in the Linux Foundation, including Microsoft, Intel, Huawei, Samsung, Facebook, etc.
Read more about this exciting coverage at the Linux Foundation’s official announcement.