Before the opening of the first Intel Innovation event to be held later this week,Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger published an open letter to the open ecosystem. In this open ecosystem letter, Gelsinger talked about openness and choice, continuing to invest in open source software and open standards.
The open letter reads: “That’s why I always believe in the development trend of open source, which powers software-defined infrastructure, which has changed the modern data center and ushered in the data-centric era.”
As part of Intel’s commitment to openness, Gelsinger stated that it “will redouble our use of our deep tradition in open platforms, with the specific purpose of achieving innovation and accelerating our common future.” Intel will also continue to increase its investment in open software stacks such as OneAPI and promote the formation of industry standards.
Intel’s excellent record of open source support and timely launch of new hardware under Linux has continued since Gelsinger’s tenure as Intel’s chief executive officer. Let us hope that these open source work will continue to flourish. Under his leadership, they will explore more areas, such as opening more FSP and other firmware, solving the problem of continuing to strengthen their support for BSD, and retaining blobs in some areas, such as dptfxtract, and continue all their great open source projects, from PowerTop to Clear Linux and more.