Cisco Named Among "Top 20 Companies to Watch"
Linux Magazine recognizes Cisco’s multiple open source initiatives and spirit of collaboration.
Fostering Internet Openness
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Advancing the Open Source Community through Development and Givebacks
As a long-standing participant in the open source community, Cisco is driving the growth of open source technologies, expanding the development of open standards, and investing resources to provide for sustainable innovation. Our commitment to the open community is visible throughout the company's history and encompasses activities including:
- Standards development
- Extensive use of open source software in solutions
- Targeted givebacks to the open source community
Cisco’s involvement in the open community is best illustrated by specific examples of initiatives that demonstrate the value of open standards, open source and open extensibility in the human network.
- The total lifecycle cost of operating telecommunications networks is many times greater than the initial cost of equipment and installation. Learn more about Cisco's contributions to the TM Forum Interface Program and how this is helping to lower the operational costs of network support and maintenance. Learn More
- Cisco is a key contributor to the Linux kernel. Joining HP and IBM, Cisco, through its work with the Linux community, has contributed approximately 0.5% of the commits to kernel development. This achievement showcases our involvement in the Linux community and highlights the leadership of our key employees in the open source community. Learn More
- The acquisition of IronPort solidified Cisco's leadership in the information security market, and enhanced Cisco's existing culture of open source contributions. Learn more about how Cisco is strengthening the open source community with extensive givebacks. Learn More
- Cisco delivers technology to simplify telecommunications networks interoperability and deployment by open sourcing the Tigerstripe tool, to improve telecommunications providers' collaborative abilities. Learn More
- Contributions to BGP as a foundation for the Internet. Learn More
- Open sourcing the Vovida SIP stack for rapid time to market for VoIP applications.
- Creating an extensible interface between mobility network and applications with the Mobility Services Engine.