news and opinion|22 June 2022|share

Cardano Foundation joins The Linux Foundation as a Gold Member

Renagh MooneyPR Manager

We are delighted to announce our membership with The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source. The Cardano Foundation has joined as a Gold member, becoming the only nonprofit active at this level.

Cardano Foundation Chief Open Source Officer Dirk Hohndel spoke yesterday at the Open Source Summit in Austin in an exclusive Q&A with Linux creator Linus Torvalds. 

Commenting on this event, Mr Hohndel said:

“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 to achieving that goal. The Linux Foundation, with its outstanding track record as facilitator of collaboration around interesting open source technology, is a perfect place for us to be.” 

The Linux Foundation’s Executive Director, Jim Zemlin, meanwhile noted that:

“The Cardano Foundation represents a natural path to adoption of blockchain technologies to enable decentralized computing across a diverse set of applications. 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.” 

All of us at the Cardano Foundation are excited by the opportunity to further cement our commitment to open-source through collaboration with the Linux Foundation on activities that supports our mission to drive adoption of the Cardano blockchain, while also contributing to the positive advancement of blockchain as a world-changing technology.

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation and its projects are supported by more than 1,800 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, Hyperledger, RISC-V, and more.  The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit: