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For the past 20 years, IBM has invested significantly in open source code, communities, and governance. Learn where we partner, how you can join us, and how you can create an open enterprise.

Why we believe in open source

We’ve seen open source transform projects from good ideas into technology that powers operating systems all over the world. And we believe in its power to transform the enterprise.

When developers from diverse backgrounds and companies work together to create open source, the result is greater innovation and choice for the users. Open source developed under open governance assures that you aren’t locked into a single vendor — able to choose the vendor or vendors that best meet your needs.

Open stories

See all the stories

From Linux to blockchain to AI, we’ve influenced the evolution of open source. We’ve been here since the beginning, and we’re still shaping the direction of open source and bringing it to the enterprise. Here are our stories.

Open community engagement

Explore where we partner

IBM partners with most of the major open source communities that drive today’s businesses. In communities like Linux, Java, Hyperledger, Kubernetes, CNCF, Node.js and more, our developers are collaborators and committers, insisting on open governance, contributing code, helping with licensing, and pushing the technology forward.

Open enterprise

See how we work

We’re passionate about helping other enterprises create, adopt, and scale open source in their own companies. Learn how we do open source at IBM and how you can use the same tools to create an open enterprise.

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IBM, Red Hat, & open source

Learn about the acquisition

IBM and Red Hat have been partners for more than a decade, standardizing, and securing open source for the enterprise. The acquisition of Red Hat by IBM will continue this partnership and strengthen our commitment to creating open source solutions that solve our clients’ business problems.