BT Joins FOSSBazaar Open Source Community

BT has announced its strategic partnership in FOSSBazaar ( , an open source community and workgroup of the Linux Foundation. The group is committed to developing and sharing best practice and tools to support the effective governance of free and open source software (FOSS) in business.

The group’s key aim is to accelerate the adoption of free and open source software in business, and also provides general advice and guidance in support of this. BT, one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries, joins FOSSBazaar as a strategic partner and will dedicate free consultancy time and assistance to the forum, in addition to contributing to whitepapers.

As a company, BT is committed to using free and open source software throughout its entire organisation and is engaged in numerous FOSS projects, events and initiatives. BT itself is moving from being a traditional telco to a software-driven communications services company, and through active participation in the open source community hopes to play a key role in advancing the state of the art.

“Open source is vital to BT’s transformation and the wider software community at large. We hope that our active community of software developers at BT continue to develop free and open source software,” said Jeremy Ruston, head of open source Innovation at BT.

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