“By developers, for developers” company reaffirms its commitment to serving the more than 100 million developers who currently benefit from open source development and cutting-edge innovation
Fastly, Inc. (NYSE: FSLY), the world’s fastest cutting-edge global cloud platform, today announced the relaunch of its industry-leading open source and nonprofit program as “Fast Forward”, with a renewed focus on building community among builders and maintainers of a faster, safer and more inclusive Internet. The announcement was made at Altitude, Fastly’s annual flagship customer conference.
Fast Forward is a wide-reaching set of programs designed to empower and support open source projects, nonprofits, and developers in their efforts to build great things with unparalleled ease, performance, and security. Extending Fastly’s deep commitment to open source, Fast Forward will provide free services to open source projects and the nonprofits that support them. Fast Forward will also establish and foster a community of these stakeholders so that they can interact and learn from each other, as well as with the broader developer and open source community.
Fast Forward stems from Fastly’s mission to help make the internet a better place, where all experiences are fast, engaging, and safe. At its core, Fastly is committed to being part of an open, transparent and collaborative industry – working together to build and preserve resiliency, portability and interoperability. Fastly believes that companies that operate globally are responsible for contributing their expertise to the common body of knowledge that constitutes the open internet: standards, protocols, open source technology and policies.
“Providing the best Fastly services to open source projects and standards initiatives has the power to drive our shared mission to make the Internet a better place,” said Todd Nightingale, CEO of Fastly. “It’s important to us to support organizations that fuel internet innovation”
Fast Forward is just one piece of Fastly’s rich heritage of open source and open standards: Fastly is a founding member of the Bytecode Alliance with Red Hat, Mozilla, and Intel; works alongside industry partners such as Microsoft, Google, and Apple and many others to contribute private access tokens; and encourages its employees to contribute to open source through projects such as Pushpin, WAF Efficacy, etc., to name a few initiatives. Fastly also has a longstanding policy for its customer community and only works with customers and partners who reflect Fastly’s values.
“There’s so much creativity on the internet that’s inspiring but doesn’t always have the support it deserves,” said Anil Dash, vice president of developer experience at Fastly. “Fast Forward is Fastly’s commitment to helping everyone build a better Internet. From open source technologies to the fundamental protocols and standards that make the Internet work, we tell every developer and creator that we have your back, no matter what technologies, tools or stacks they use. We look forward to seeing how they use this potential to create and scale an even better Internet. »
Fastly’s investment in open source has provided valuable support to organizations such as the Rust Software Foundation, Apache Software Foundation, and Scratch Foundation. Their leaders talk about the benefits they get from Fastly’s Fast Forward program:
Joel Marcey, Director of Operations and Advocacy at the Rust Foundation, said, “As a non-profit organization supporting the Rust project, the Rust Foundation believes the future of software development is looking brighter every day. thanks to Rust’s inherent advantages such as memory safety. , energy efficiency and scalability. But for the Rust project to meet the demands of its growing popularity, a diverse and profitable infrastructure is essential. The Rust Foundation is grateful to be included in the Fast Forward program, which will allow the Rust project to leverage Fastly’s full site delivery and powerful Compute@Edge platform for free. It’s partnerships like these that will help Rust grow and sustain in the future.
Daniel Gruno, Infrastructure Architect at the Apache Foundation, said, “The sponsorship of Fastly has enabled the Apache Software Foundation to replace a complicated mirror infrastructure with a simple content delivery network (CDN) that is largely transparent to our projects and our users. Plus, it’s empowering the Infrastructure team to spend less time on our distribution network and more time on projects of greater value to the foundation.”
Colby Gutierrez-Kraybill, Senior Software Engineer at the Scratch Foundation, said, “Thanks to Fastly’s global reach and continued support, we are able to fulfill our mission at the Scratch Foundation to provide young people around the world with tools technologies and opportunities to imagine, create, share and learn. We are grateful for Fastly’s partnership, which allows us to remain flexible and agile as our Scratch and ScratchJr platforms grow globally as leading creative learning tools.
To qualify for free services through the Fast Forward program, members must freely distribute their code base and align with Fastly’s open source values: open, community-oriented, inclusive, friendly to new contributors, and grounded in trust. If accepted, they in turn commit to sharing their knowledge and resources with the Fast Forward community and beyond.
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Fastly’s powerful and programmable cutting-edge cloud platform helps the world’s leading brands deliver the fastest online experiences possible, while improving site performance, strengthening security and driving innovation at the global scale. With world-class support that achieves average annual customer satisfaction rates of over 95%, Fastly’s beloved suite of edge compute, delivery and security offerings has been recognized as a leader by analysts industry such as IDC, Forrester and Gartner. Compared to traditional vendors, Fastly’s powerful and modern network architecture is the fastest on the planet, enabling developers to deliver secure websites and applications globally with fast time to market and industry-leading cost savings. Thousands of the world’s largest organizations trust Fastly to help them improve their internet experience, including Reddit, Pinterest, Stripe, Neiman Marcus, The New York Times, Epic Games, and GitHub. Learn more about Fastly at https://www.fastly.com/ and follow us @rapidly.
Source: Fastly, Inc.
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