September 28, 2017 – In an interview with Tech Company News, our CEO, Keith Bergelt, explains how our community provides worldwide members the royalty-free use of a shared Linux patent collection and elaborates about why Fortune 500 companies such as become members of our organization.

As China’s largest e-commerce company and retailer by revenue,’s online platform and backend systems leverage Linux and other open source projects to rapidly and reliably introduce new innovations which improve the speed, functionality and stability of their infrastructure. The company serves over 300 million customers.