There have been endless discussions regarding the term, 'Open Source', which has implications of being ‘free’ and ‘open’. To cite GNU.org ‘s definition of “the free software” – “To understand the concept, you should think of free as in free speech, not free beer”. While it is close to the essence, it also has undergone a long process towards clarity and is still evolving.
Samsung’s Open Source journey began with a Linux Kernel Contribution. From there, Samsung has been contributing to platform technologies. According to the annual kernel reports, Samsung has always been listed as one of the top 10 companies who have contributed to Linux Kernel since the late 2010s. Samsung has also led the development for the Open Source software platform Tizen. Tizen’s technology focuses on Web based on Linux Kernels, and its commercial applications include usage in products such as Smart TVs, Home appliances, wearable devices and so on. IoTivity leads the way of connecting countless numbers of wired/wireless devices via internet, and presents a solution for a standardized method of communication. Samsung have never stopped taking on new challenges and it is gearing towards making an impact on the future technologies such as AI, Data Intelligence, 5G, Next Generation Media and Robot in order to create new value and experiences for its customers with respected units and organizations.
A code’s log history does not disappear, and everyone is connected through each line of code contributed. We are on COLLABORATION with all the world to achieve an OPENNESS that has never been achieved before, and it will continue along this path on the way to future INNOVATION of Samsung.