February 13, 2023 — “Open Source is important to us, our customers and the world,” Amazon Web Services (AWS) writes in a post for TheNewStack. These 3 company pillars start with one important principle that unites them all: Sustainable Open Source, which requires ongoing investment in terms of money, time and effort. Last year AWS announced $10 million in funding over 3 years for the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF); pledged $3 million in cloud credits and dedicated engineering resources to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) to fund the infrastructure that runs the Kubernetes project; and committed its patent portfolio to be covered by Open Invention Network’s cross-license to help reduce the risk of patent aggression for companies that innovate with open source.