IBM open source by the numbers

At IBM, we take open source seriously. We train our employees in the best practices for engaging in open source communities and the importance of open governance, and we empower them to create open source projects that solve their business and personal problems.


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Build the future of tech with us

IBM is unmatched in the breadth of our open source involvement. From quantum and blockchain to containers, AI, and operating systems, we are actively leading in today’s most influential projects and creating new projects to push technology forward for tomorrow. Join us in building the future with open source.

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Open source skills more desirable than proprietary skills

We think that the growing trend of open source adoption in the enterprise is good for open source everywhere. We’ve learned a few things over the past three decades of contributing to open source, and we’re passionate about helping other enterprises create, adopt, and scale open source in their own companies.

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