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Huawei becomes strategic member of open-source foundation to focus on Europe

Chinese telecom equipment provider Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. said in an Oct. 22 blog post that it has become a strategic member of the software open-source foundation Eclipse Foundation with a goal to participate more in the open-source projects and intensify its focus on its Europe business.

Eclipse Foundation is a Canada-based organization that develops open-source software collaboration and innovation projects, focusing on sectors including internet of things, automotive and systems engineering, according to its website.

Huawei has been a member of the Eclipse Foundation for a long time, according to the blog post. The company has decided to become a strategic member because of the foundation's focus on open-source governance and technologies, and its interest in developing its Europe business.

"Europe is one of the regions where Huawei has invested the most, from operating many research and development centers and joint development labs with partners, to participating in European Union research projects and supporting academic research at leading universities, to bringing many innovative solutions to market," the company said in the blog.

In addition, the Chinese company plans to increase its participation in Eclipse Foundation's projects.

The announcement comes after Huawei released its IoT operating system Hongmeng OS.