Chinese internet giant Tencent has become a platinum member of the Linux Foundation.

The move will place Tencent Mobile Internet Group general manager Liu Xin on the Linux Foundation’s board of directors. Additionally, the company plans to contribute an open source microservices project called TARS  and a name service project dubbed Tseer to the foundation. It will also contribute Angel, its open source AI project, to the foundation’s deep learning division.

According to the Linux Foundation, Tencent has been “using Linux exclusively for many years.” The organization also said the company was one of the first to make use of an open source controller (OpenDaylight Project’s SDN) at a large scale to manage data flow between its data centers. The company was also a founding member of the Open China SDN committee.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.