- Alphabet’s Google, Meta Platforms, Qualcomm, and seven other tech companies have formed a coalition called the Coalition for Open Digital Ecosystems (CODE).
- This group aims to advocate for open digital ecosystems, particularly in response to new EU tech rules, to foster growth and innovation within Europe.
- The coalition plans to collaborate with various stakeholders, including academics, policymakers, and businesses, to emphasize digital openness in Europe and its implementation through regulations like the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and future EU regulatory frameworks.
- The DMA mandates that tech gatekeepers allow third parties to interoperate with their platforms and enable business users to promote and finalize contracts with their customers outside the gatekeeper’s platform.
- Lynx founder Stan Larroque highlighted the significance of openness in digital ecosystems, stating that it’s a critical element fostering innovation and competitiveness.
- Other members of the coalition include Honor, Lenovo, Lynx, Motorola, Nothing, Opera, and Wire, with the objective of promoting cross-industry collaboration, seamless connectivity, and interoperable systems in digital ecosystems.