Chinese tech giant Tencent has announced it’s joined the Linux Foundation as a platinum member.

Tencent is one of a few companies to offer the highest level of support to the Linux Foundation. Other tech companies in this stable include IBM, Microsoft, and Intel, as well as fellow Chinese titan Huawei.

As part of the deal, Tencent will take a chair on the Foundation’s board of directors.

It has also promised to offer “further support and resources” to the Foundation’s efforts. So far, this has taken the form of Tencent donating several pieces of its software.

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This is huge for the Linux Foundation I wonder what Linus thinks of this addition.