Open Source Software (OSS) powers the Internet and most of the world’s cloud computer structure. It is so prevalent, more than 90% of Information Technology (IT) organizations across the globe rely on open source, according to Gartner. As open source continues revolutionizing the future, non-traditional industries — including automotive, energy, fintech, government, industrials, semiconductor, telecom and retail — are also realizing the importance of and embracing the advantages of open source.At the same time disruptive technologies — such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and blockchain — are increasingly becoming part of the world’s digital transformation. To stay ahead of the innovation curve and remain competitive, open source has become an essential foundation for all companies.
In addition, excellent customer service and accessibility to innovative technologies are expected. To meet these demands, businesses are shifting software development efforts away from traditional methods to open source. In the future, it will be part of just about everything. As a result, the need for businesses — of all sizes and types — to devote more money and dedicated more resources toward open-source projects will continue to increase.
Mobile Internet Transformation Strategy Drives Growth for Award-Winning Chinese Enterprise
Kingsoft— an award-winning, leading software and Internet services company based in Beijing, China and owner of four subsidiaries — has become a member of our community. The enterprise, which celebrated its 30thanniversary in 2018, develops interactive video games, cloud storage platforms, mobile apps and office software solutions. Its flagship product, WPS Office, is comparable and compatible with Microsoft Office Suite and is one of the world’s most popular cross-platform solutions which supports IOS, Android, Windows and Linux.
The company, which is listed on Hong Kong’s stock exchange, employs approximately 7,000 people around the world, operates six Research and Development (R&D) centers and has consumer and enterprise customers throughout North America, Europe, Japan and Malaysia.
Infosys Innovation Happens in the Open Source Ecosystem
As a leading IT services provider, Infosys believes open source software is a necessary enabler as enterprises worldwide use the Internet to build new consumer-centric and connected applications. As such, it has joined our community.
Infosys— a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting —enables businesses in over 45 countries with an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered core, helping prioritize the execution of changes for higher performance and customer satisfaction. a multinational corporation headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, provides business consulting, information technology and outsourcing.
WSO2 Defends the Linux Ecosystem
WSO2 extends its commitment to fostering innovation through open source software by joining our community.
As the world’s #1 open source integration vendor, WSO2assists digital-driven organizations develop, reuse, run and manage integrations by preventing lock-in through open source software that runs on-premises, or in the cloud. The company is based in Mountain View, Sri Lanka, South Asia. Its hybrid platform helps hundreds of leading brands, and thousands of global projects, execute 6 trillion transactions each year.
New Generation Solutions Rely on Open Source
Another award-winning company joins our community and efforts to support freedom of action in Linux as a key element of open source software. Sage — the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems — earned recognition among “Business Super Brands,” which is UK’s strongest Business-to-Business (B2B) brands’ annual ranking for 2019.
Headquartered in London, Sage— the market leader in cloud business management solutions, including integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems — supports millions of entrepreneurs in 23 countries.
Open Invention Network Welcomes The World’s #1 Customer Relationship Management Platform
Salesforce.com, Inc. — an American, cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) company which ranked first on Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For List” in 2018 — was founded in 1999 by former Oracle executive, Marc Benioff, and three developers: Parker Harris, Dave Moellenhoff and Frank Dominguez.
Salesforce provides online, integrated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software to over 100,000 customers and sells a complementary suite of enterprise applications focused on customer service, marketing automation, analytics and application development.
Canonical Makes Open Source Software Available Worldwide
To support its mission, Canonical became the inaugural entrant in our community as an Associate Memberin 2010. Associate OIN Members come from Linux-related companies, including pioneers which are advancing Linux’s migration into emerging growth markets. Associate Members make a commitment to the Linux Community by virtue of their commitments to and membership in OIN and help to ensure patent issues do not impair Linux’s growth.These members also have the ability to influence the direction of our acquisitions and heighten our awareness of critical applications, which are the roadmaps for mobile Linux and Linux desktop.
Canonical developed Ubuntu, an open source software platform which runs everything from the Internet of Things (IoT) to the cloud. The solution is certified for use on public and private devices, PCs, servers and cloud infrastructure.