Cardano, Linux Foundations To Drive Blockchain Innovation
- The Foundation has recently joined the Linux Foundation.
- The recent membership makes the Cardano Foundation the first non-profit gold member.
- The Cardano Foundation expressed its excitement to have the opportunity to work on its commitment to open-source.
The Cardano Foundation has joined the Linux Foundation. In an announcement released by the Cardano Foundation yesterday, Cardano stated that they have joined the Linux Foundation as a gold member. The announcement added that this makes the Cardano Foundation the only non-profit active at this level.
The Cardano Foundation also expressed its excitement to have the opportunity to work on its commitment to open-source, while also “contributing to the positive advancement of blockchain as a world-changing technology.”
The Chief Open-Source Officer at Cardano Foundation, Dirk Hohndel, sat down in an exclusive Q&A with Linux creator, Linus Torvalds, at the Open Source Summit in Austin.
Commenting on the event, Hohndel stated, “Open-source is about communities. It’s about bringing together people from different companies, countries, and backgrounds. The Cardano Foundation is focused on driving the adoption of blockchain technology and we strongly believe that building a vibrant open-source community around our technology is a key part [of] achieving that goal. “
Hohndel also stated that “The Linux Foundation, with its outstanding track record as a facilitator of collaboration around interesting open-source technology, is a perfect place for us to be.”
In addition, Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation, noted that “The Cardano Foundation represents a natural path to adoption of blockchain technologies to enable decentralized computing across a diverse set of applications.”
He also added that “With Dirk leading Cardano’s open-source ecosystem and the strong community already supporting this work, we’re excited to bring to bear our resources to build together into the future.”