San Francisco, Calif., October 26, 2020 – LF AI Foundation (LF AI), the organization building an ecosystem to enable and sustain open source innovation in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL), and ODPi, a nonprofit organization accelerating the open ecosystem of big data solutions, today announced they will come together under the new LF AI & Data Foundation. The LF AI & Data The Linux Foundation’s AI Foundation & ODPi merge to support growing portfolio of technologies and drive open source collaboration across AI and data

Foundation will build and support an open community and a growing ecosystem of open source AI, data and analytics projects, by accelerating development and innovation, enabling collaboration and the creation of new opportunities for all the members of the community.

As one entity under the Linux Foundation, this consolidated and focused effort will enable additional collaboration and integration in the space of AI/ML/DL and Data. With the creation of LF AI & Data, both communities will now support a growing ecosystem of artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and data technologies. AI and Data are inseparable and codependent on each other. Combining efforts in both spaces will bring developers and projects under a single roof, orchestrated by a single Technical Advisory Council and several committees (Trusted AI, BI & AI), to work together towards building the open source AI & Data ecosystem and accelerating development and innovation. Hosting projects under a single umbrella enables closer collaboration, integration, and interoperability across projects and is a proven recipe for building strong open ecosystems. At the same time, it will provide a unified guidance for end users on tools, interoperability, integration, standards, and the future of AI, Data and Analytics as its use continues to grow in every industry. Furthermore, as member driven organizations, joining forces under LF AI & Data will allow greater efficiency for members across the various services we offer to our hosted projects.

“LF AI has been growing at the rate of one new project per month, including several data projects. It is a natural move to bring together the open AI and data communities to enable better interoperability and capabilities across all of our hosted projects and to enable closer collaboration, which has been a proven recipe for building a strong open ecosystem. It will also provide our members greater cost efficiency when supporting our projects,” said Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, LF AI Executive Director. “We look forward to supporting innovation in the open source ecosystem focused on AI, Data and Analytics.”

“Over the past 5 years, ODPi has been a part of driving standardization and consolidation in the Big Data and Hadoop ecosystem, as well as becoming a focal point for the data challenges of the enterprises of today such as metadata, governance, and data science,” said John Mertic, Director, ODPi. “Coming together to form LF AI & Data is the next natural step in this mission, enabling greater interoperability to drive both innovation and sustainable growth for key projects.”

ODPi and its projects Egeria and OpenDS4All will become hosted projects under the LF AI & Data Foundation, with BI and AI becoming a committee within the foundation. They will maintain their current open technical governance model, establish collaboration with other hosted projects in LF AI & Data via the efforts of the its Technical Advisory Council, and benefit from a host of services offered to facilitate collaboration and increased adoption.

Charles “Starlord” Xie, Chairperson, LF AI Governing Board, said: “Today’s announcement of LF AI & Data is very exciting news for the open source AI ecosystem. LF AI & Data brings together companies, projects and communities focusing on AI and Data under a single organization to foster collaboration and integration across projects. We look forward to the months and years to come as we anticipate significant growth in our project portfolio and the development of many collaboration opportunities.”

Craig Rubendall, Chairperson, ODPi, said: “The ODPi Board of Directors and technical community are excited to come together with LF AI to form LF AI & Data. This joint foundation will enable the key open source projects our industry depends on to have a sustainable home, which will drive further innovation and collaboration.”

Jim Spohrer, Director, IBM Center for Open Source Data and AI Technologies and LF AI Technical Advisory Council Chairperson, said: “If you are committed to advancing open source AI and data as an industry-standard infrastructure and democratizing access to AI, there is a great opportunity to contribute within the community. Join our bi-weekly TAC meetings and connect with us on the LFAI slack channel.”

LF AI launched two years ago with nine founding members and one hosted project, and today has 25 members and 20 technical projects. ODPi launched five years ago, and is supported by a strong roster of industry-leading members. Together, under the LF AI & Data Foundation, there are 22 projects supported by more than 60 companies, 20 universities and more than 1,300 active developers contributing to these projects.

New members of LF AI & Data Foundation include aivancity School for Technology, Business & Society, AlphaBravo, Cloudera, Databricks, Index Analytics, ING Bank, OpenI, Precisely, Peng Cheng Laboratory, SAS Institute, and the Shanghai OpenSource Information Technology Association.

“The future of open source is directly linked to the AI ecosystem and a multitude of data communities. Therefore, it is a natural pairing for LF AI and ODPi to join forces and Cloudera is thrilled to be aiding their efforts in growing the project portfolio to encourage innovation and enable stronger interoperability and collaboration.” – Arun Murthy, CPO, Cloudera.

“Both fresh ingredients and a wonderful recipe are important for a delicious meal. Index Analytics is happy to join this feast as AI (Recipe) and Data (Ingredients) converge!” – Cupid Chan, CTO, Index Analytics

“Precisely is proud to be a member of the Linux Foundation AI & Data to help accelerate the growth and adoption of artificial Intelligence (AI). At Precisely we are committed to delivering the trusted data that is required to enable trusted AI and analytics. We believe that providing data integrity – data with accuracy, consistency, and context – help enable organizations to accelerate their adoption of AI and drive better business decisions.” – Tendü Yoğurtçu, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Precisely

For more information and to get involved please visit: https://lfai.foundation/about/join/. If you’re interested in hosting a project, please review the Proposal and Hosting Process and check out the Hosting Requirements. For questions, please email info@lfaidata.foundation.

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About LF AI & Data Foundation

The LF AI & Data Foundation, a Linux Foundation project, accelerates and sustains the growth of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Management, Machine Learning (ML), Deep Learning (DL) and Data open source projects. Backed by many of the world’s largest technology leaders, LF AI & Data is a neutral space for harmonization and ecosystem engagement to advance AI and Data innovation. To get involved with the LF AI & Data Foundation, please visit https://lfaidata.foundation.

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First End-to-End Machine Learning Platform Is Embraced by the Community with over 2 Million Downloads Per Month and over 200 Contributors in Only 2 Years

San Francisco, JUNE 25, 2020 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced that MLflow, an open source machine learning (ML) platform created by Databricks, will join the Linux Foundation. Since its introduction at Spark + AI Summit two years ago, MLflow has experienced impressive community engagement from over 200 contributors and is downloaded more than 2 million times per month, with a 4x annual growth rate in downloads. The Linux Foundation provides a vendor neutral home with an open governance model to broaden adoption and contributions to the MLflow project even further.

“The steady increase in community engagement shows the commitment data teams have to building the machine learning platform of the future. The rate of adoption demonstrates the need for an open source approach to standardizing the machine learning lifecycle,” said Michael Dolan, VP of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation. “Our experience in working with the largest open source projects in the world shows that an open governance model allows for faster innovation and adoption through broad industry contribution and consensus building.”

Databricks created MLflow in response to the complicated process of ML model development. Traditionally, the process to build, train, tune, deploy, and manage machine models was extremely difficult for data scientists and developers. Unlike traditional software development that is only concerned with versions of code, ML models need to also track versions of data sets, model parameters, and algorithms, which creates an exponentially larger set of variables to track and manage. In addition, ML is very iterative and relies on close collaboration between data teams and application teams. MLflow keeps this process from becoming overwhelming by providing a platform to manage the end-to-end ML development lifecycle from data preparation to production deployment, including experiment tracking, packaging code into reproducible runs, and model sharing and collaboration.

Matei Zaharia, the original creator of Apache Spark and creator of MLflow, shared the news with the data community during his keynote presentation today at Spark + AI Summit. “MLflow has become the open source standard for machine learning platforms because of the community of contributors, which consists of hundreds of engineers from over a hundred companies. Machine learning is transforming all major industries and driving billions of decisions in retail, finance, and health care. Our move to contribute MLflow to the Linux Foundation is an invitation to the machine learning community to  incorporate the best practices for ML engineering into a standard platform that is open, collaborative, and end-to-end.“

Organizations are presenting their experience with MLflow at Spark+ AI Summit, including Starbucks, Exxonmobil, T-Mobile and Accenture. New features that continue to simplify MLflow and the ML lifecycle are also being announced today, including autologging for experiments, and enhanced model management and deployment in the MLflow model registry.

Spark + AI Summit is taking place virtually this week, offering free registration and access to keynotes, sessions and industry forums on-demand. Register and learn more about MLflow or visit MLflow.org.

 

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) today is a reality, and Big Data is its fuel. There is no AI without Big Data. And there is no Big Data without people, generating it every single minute of every single day. As the existence of humans and machines are starting to merge, it is imperative to consider how to create ethical business frameworks for responsible AI development. 

SAN FRANCISCO, February 11, 2020The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the availability of a new, free course – Ethics in AI and Big Data. This course is offered through edX, the trusted platform for learning.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us; the physical, digital, and biological worlds are being fused in a way that has a tremendous impact on our global culture and economy. It is no secret that people, machines, data, and processes are increasingly connected in today’s world. While technological advancements like AI bring along promises and opportunities, they also raise concerns about security, user privacy, data misuse, and more. Trust is critical when it comes to AI adoption. People have a tendency to distrust artificial intelligence. It is the responsibility of business and data professionals to change that: add transparency, develop standards and share best practices to build trust, and drive AI adoption. A recent IBM study highlights that globally, 78% of respondents believe “it is very or critically important that they can trust that their AI’s output is fair, safe, and reliable.” 

Business and data professionals need AI frameworks and methods to achieve optimal results while also being good technology and business stewards. This course teaches learners why AI and Big Data ethics are so critical and how to apply ethical and legal frameworks to initiatives in the data and analytics profession. Learners will explore practical approaches to data, and analytics problems posed by work in AI, Big Data, and Data Science.

“As we enter into this new era of technology with artificial intelligence infused in so many products and services around us, it is imperative for those working on these cutting edge technologies to innovate within certain ethical and legal frameworks,” said Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, Executive Director, LF AI Foundation, “Ethics in AI and Big Data teaches the learner the key principles and steps needed to be responsible stewards as they lay the blueprint affecting how people and technology interact in the future.”

 

Commissioned by the LF AI Foundation, LFS112x is aimed toward a wide-ranging audience, walking the line between business and technology. Students can expect to learn about:

  • Business drivers for AI, as well as business and societal dynamics at work in an AI world.
  • Key principles for building responsible AI, and the initial steps to take when planning an AI framework.
  • What ethics means and how to apply it to AI.
  • Where to start, what considerations should inform the ethical framework, and what this framework should include.
  • Pan-industry initiatives on ethical AI.
  • Drivers for open source to support AI.
  • Technical and non-technical implications of AI.

Ethics in AI and Big Data is available at no cost, with content access for up to 6 weeks. Learners may upgrade to the verified track for $199, which includes all graded assessments, unlimited access to the course content and the ability to earn a Verified Certificate upon passing the course.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 31, 2019The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced enrollment is now open for a new, free, course – Exploring GraphQL: A Query Language for APIs. This course is offered through edX, the trusted platform for learning.

GraphQL is revolutionizing the way developers are building APIs for web, mobile and even databases. But what exactly is GraphQL? GraphQL is an open source data query and manipulation language for APIs, and a runtime for fulfilling queries with existing data.

This course explains what GraphQL is and why it is getting so much attention from software engineers. It covers the advantages over REST, what types of software architectures to use it with, and why it benefits both frontend and backend developers. The student practices GraphQL queries in an interactive playground, and learns advanced topics such as how to implement a GraphQL server on the backend, how to use a GraphQL server with a client, and how to keep the GraphQL server secure. The course content was originally created by Prisma, and updated and maintained by Novvum.

“Since open sourcing GraphQL, I have been blown away by the growth of the technology and community. I’m excited to see the introduction of more educational material which I hope will help our community continue to grow and reach developers world-wide.” – Lee Byron, Executive Director, GraphQL Foundation, and GraphQL Co-Creator

This course will help programmers gain the skills needed to use GraphQL for a small project or professionally in production. They will feel comfortable getting started with the right tools for their use case.

For the nontechnical person, this course will help them improve communication with developers and to participate in conversations about GraphQL. They will understand when and why to use GraphQL for a project.

Exploring GraphQL: A Query Language for APIs is available at no cost, with content access for up to 7 weeks. Learners may upgrade to the verified track for $99, which includes all graded assessments, unlimited access to the course content and the ability to earn a Verified Certificate upon passing the course.

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at www.linuxfoundation.org.

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Increasing community engagement shows commitment to open source and encourages industry-wide innovation for data-driven initiatives

Amsterdam and San Francisco, October 16, 2019 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced that it will host Delta Lake, a project focusing on improving the reliability, quality and performance of data lakes. Delta Lake, announced by Databricks earlier this year, has been adopted by thousands of organizations and has a thriving ecosystem of supporters, including Intel, Alibaba and Booz Allen Hamilton. To further drive adoption and contributions, Delta Lake will become a Linux Foundation project and use an open governance model.

Every organization aspires to get more value from data through data science, machine learning and analytics, but they are massively hindered by the lack of data reliability within data lakes. Delta Lake addresses data reliability challenges by making transactions ACID compliant enabling concurrent reads and writes. Its schema enforcement capability helps to ensure that the data lake is free of corrupt and not-conformant data. Since its launch in October 2017, Delta Lake has been adopted by over 4,000 organizations and processes over two exabytes of data each month.

“Bringing Delta Lake under the neutral home of the Linux Foundation will help the open source community dependent on the project develop the technology addressing how big data is stored and processed, both on-prem and in the cloud,” said Michael Dolan, VP of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation. “The Linux Foundation helps open source communities leverage an open governance model to enable broad industry contribution and consensus building, which will improve the state of the art for data storage and reliability.”

Databricks’ cofounders are the original creators of the open source Apache Spark project, the unified analytics engine that has become the defacto standard for large-scale data processing. Databricks’ CEO and cofounder Ali Ghodsi expressed excitement in going through this journey again with the Delta Lake project. “Our team has continued to create and contribute to open source projects because we know it is the fastest, most comprehensive way to innovate. To address organizations’ data challenges we want to ensure this project is open source in the truest form. Through the strength of the Linux Foundation community and contributions, we’re confident that Delta Lake will quickly become the standard for data storage in data lakes.”

Delta Lake will have an open governance model that encourages participation and technical contribution and will provide a framework for long-term stewardship by an ecosystem invested in Delta Lake’s success.

Although initially designed to work with Apache Spark, Delta Lake has developed a thriving community which is adding support for other open source data systems.

“As a major cloud provider, Alibaba has been a leader, contributor, consumer, and supporter for various open source initiatives, especially in the big data and AI area. We have been working with Databricks on a native Hive connector for Delta Lake on the open source front, and we are thrilled to see the project joining the Linux Foundation. We will continue to foster and contribute to the open source community.”

– Yangqing Jia, VP of Big Data / AI at Alibaba 

“Intel and Databricks have a long history of working together to advance Apache Spark technology with innovative data analytics and AI solutions and to enable enterprise readiness. Databricks Delta Lake contribution to the Linux Foundation is an important open source storage technology that can help the ecosystem improve reliability for data lakes. We look forward to joining in the Delta Lake project and continuing our collaboration with Databricks and the Apache community.”

– Wei Li, Vice President, Intel Architecture, Graphics and Software and General Manager, Machine Learning Performance

“The Starburst team is excited about the development of Delta Lake and have already developed a native connector for Presto that is currently in beta testing. We believe this will enable companies creating or migrating their data lakes to the cloud the ability to finally realize the value that they were prom ised years ago and perform interactive SQL analytics on data lakes directly.”

– Justin Borgman, CEO, Starburst

“Booz Allen Hamilton is very excited about the potential of Delta Lake technology, especially its promise to provide an open, scalable data platform to enable a broad range of analytics – SQL analytics that powers reporting and dashboarding to data science and machine learning with R & Python. We are looking forward to making significant contributions to the Delta Lake project. We are starting with native integrations of Apache Nifi with Delta Lake.”

– Dan Tucker, VP at Booz Allen Hamilton

For more information please visit Delta.io or follow @DeltaLakeOSS on Twitter.

About The Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more.  The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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Hosted under the Linux Foundation to expand community with neutral governance model

San Francisco, CA, SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced that Presto, the widely adopted interactive data query engine, will be hosted under the Linux Foundation. The newly-established Presto Foundation will have an open and neutral governance model that will enable Presto to scale and diversify its community. Founding members include Facebook, Alibaba, Twitter and Uber, who will use the foundation to enable contributors to drive the future direction of the project, helping Presto become the fastest and most reliable SQL engine for massively distributed data processing.

Presto was developed at Facebook in 2012 as a high-performance distributed SQL query engine for large scale data analytics. Presto’s architecture allows users to query a variety of data sources such as Hadoop, S3, Alluxio, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Kafka, MongoDB and move at scale and speed. It solves the problem of having to choose between having fast analytics that use an expensive commercial solution or using a slow but “free” solution that require excessive hardware.

“Presto has been designed for high performance exabyte-scale data processing on a large number of machines. Its flexible design allows processing data from a wide variety of data sources. From day one Presto has been designed with efficiency, scalability, and reliability in mind, and it has been improved over the years to take on additional use cases at Facebook, such as batch and other application specific interactive use cases.” said Nezih Yigitbasi, Engineering Manager of Presto at Facebook.

“At Facebook alone, over a thousand employees use Presto, running several million queries and processing petabytes of data per day. After creating Presto we open sourced it to see if other companies were having the same issues and wanted to collaborate. It turns out many other companies were interested and so under The Linux Foundation, we believe the project can engage others and grow the community for the benefit of all.”  said Kathy Kam, Head of Open Source at Facebook.

“The Linux Foundation is excited to work with the Presto community, collaborating to solve the increasing problem of massive distributed data processing at internet scale,“ said Michael Dolan, VP of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation.”

Presto Foundation will operate under a community governance model with representation from each of the founding members. With this evolution Facebook will be collaborating with the broader ecosystem of users and contributors as one voice in the future of the Foundation.

Presto is a distributed system designed to run on large clusters of machines. It can query data where it is stored without needing to move the data to a separate system. Its in-memory and distributed query processing results in query latencies of seconds to minutes.

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Uber’s data platform architecture uses Presto to extract critical insights from aggregated data, which helps us build better products for our customers,” says Brian Hsieh, Head of Open Source at Uber. “Uber is honored to partner with the Linux Foundation and major contributors from the tech community to bring the Presto Foundation to life. Our goal is to help create an open and collaborative community in which Presto developers can thrive.”

“Alibaba Group is pleased to participate in this exciting project of the Linux Foundation, with our abundant business scenarios as well as the talented developer team,” says Liang Lin, Senior Director of Alibaba OLAP products. “We believe the collaboration would eventually benefit both the community as well as Alibaba and our customers.”

For more information please visit http://prestodb.github.io/

 

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Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more.  The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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Alibaba, Lightbend, Netifi and Pivotal establish a new, neutral open source foundation to accelerate the availability of reactive programming specifications and software

SAN FRANCISCO, September 10, 2019 — The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the launch of the Reactive Foundation, a community of leaders established to accelerate technologies for building the next generation of networked applications. The foundation is made up of Alibaba, Lightbend, Netifi and Pivotal as initial members and includes the successful open source RSocket specification, along with programming language implementations.

The aim of reactive programming is to build applications that maintain a consistent user experience regardless of traffic on the network, infrastructure performance and different end user devices (computers, tablets, smartphones). Reactive programming uses a message-driven approach to achieve the resiliency, scalability and responsiveness that is required for today’s networked cloud-native applications, independent of their underlying infrastructure.

The Reactive Foundation establishes a formal open governance model and neutral ecosystem for supporting open source reactive programming projects.

“From the beginning of our work on RSocket during my time at Netflix, our intent was to have an open system that encouraged broad adoption, which is essential for networking technology. We’re thrilled to be hosted at the Linux Foundation with commitment from leaders and disruptors in the industry, and are excited to make progress enabling reactive programming,” said Ryland Degnan, Co-Founder and CTO at Netifi and Foundation community chair.

“With the rise of cloud-native computing and modern application development practices, reactive programming addresses challenges with message streams and will be critical to adoption,” said Michael Dolan, VP of Strategic Programs at the Linux Foundation. “With the Reactive Foundation, the industry now has a neutral home for supporting the open source projects enabling reactive programming.”

RSocket is an open source protocol that builds upon reactive streams to provide application flow control over the network to prevent outages and increase resiliency of applications. It is designed to support reactive programming and today’s modern microservices-based and cloud-native applications as a high-performance replacement of traditional HTTP. RSocket allows the use of a single connection, through which messages are passed as streams of data. It enables long-lived streams across different transport connections, which is particularly useful for mobile to server communication where network connections drop, switch, and reconnect frequently.

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“RSocket is designed to shine in the era of microservice and IoT devices,“ said Andy Shi, Developer Advocate at Alibaba. “We believe the projects built on top of RSocket protocol and reactive streams in general will disrupt the landscape of microservices architecture. The Reactive Foundation is the hub of these exciting projects.”

“The RSocket application protocol is an essential replacement for HTTP, delivering resilience and high performance for networked cloud-native applications and microservices communication,” said Arsalan Farooq, CEO of Netifi. “The Reactive Foundation will extend efforts to build a broader open source community around RSocket and reactive programming.”

“Many observers, from industry analysts to decision makers and developers are recognizing the positive impact of designing reactive software,” said Stephane Maldini, Project Reactor Lead at Pivotal. “After more than a decade of innovations, the reactive ecosystem is making it into mainstream adoption with Project Reactor, Spring Boot and the Spring Framework accelerating its adoption. The Reactive Foundation could not come at a better time for consolidating this position with defining projects like RSocket. Together, we can build hyper efficient, scalable distributed systems by rethinking the way we design them and by using the right protocol to coordinate them. The Reactive Foundation is an invitation for everyone ready to embark on this transformative journey.”

“When I co-wrote the Reactive Manifesto in 2013, we anticipated a major industry shift in building systems that react to modern demands on services and since then more than 26,000 people have signed on,” said Jonas Bonér, CTO and Co-Founder of Lightbend. “The Reactive Foundation is a critical milestone in bringing together technology industry leaders to embrace a message-driven architecture to support cloud-native applications built to be robust, resilient, flexible and written with modern hardware, virtualization, rich web clients and mobile clients in mind.”

To find more information on the Reactive Foundation or get involved in the project, please visit: https://reactive.foundation/

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WeBank to contribute the Federated AI Enabler framework to the Linux Foundation and establish neutral community to oversee development

Shanghai – June 25, 2019 – KubeCon + CloudNativeCon – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced it will host the FATE (Federated AI Technology Enabler). It is a federated learning framework that fosters collaboration across companies and institutes to perform AI model training and inference in accordance with user privacy, data confidentiality and government regulations. 4Paradigm, CETC Big Data Research Institute, Clustar, JD Intelligent Cities Research, Squirrel AI Learning, Tencent and WeBank are among the first organizations committed to the new Foundation.

There are many challenges today in developing responsible AI models, ranging from safety, fairness and data protection. FATE allows developers and data scientists to work collaboratively across different data controllers to advance AI models in a trustworthy way that protects data by design and adheres to government requirements, such as GDPR.

“A secure computing framework is critical for developers who are using data and models to build the latest applications across financial services, manufacturing, healthcare and more,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “It is exactly this kind of work that is a natural fit for the support of the Linux Foundation and the global open source community.”

FATE is an open-source project initiated by WeBank’s AI Group to provide a secure computing framework for building the federated AI ecosystem. It implements a secure computation version of various machine learning algorithms, including logistic regression, tree-based algorithms, deep learning and transfer learning. For developers who need more than out-of-box algorithms, FATE provides a framework to implement new machine learning algorithms in a secure MPC architecture.

“We aim to build a Federated AI ecosystem based on federated learning and transfer learning, so that anyone can fully enable their data values and promote innovative applications,” said Tianjian Chen, deputy general manager of WeBank AI Group and advocate of the FATE project. “The Linux Foundation is the leader in neutral homes for this kind of work to flourish, grow and become the industry standard.”

Meanwhile, FATE provides a series of toolkits to address semi-black box experimentation, secure computation cost and lifecycle management issues of federated AI models.

For more information, please visit: https://FedAI.org

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The 4Paradigm
“The donation of FATE to Linux Foundation is a great leap towards to the popularization and general use of the FML and start the new era of fast iteration in FML with the strong support from Linux Foundation community,” said Yuqiang Chen, Co-founder and Chief Research Scientist, The 4Paradigm Inc.

CETC Big Data Research Institute
“For the current issues of “small data” and “data silos” that exist in most application scenarios, FATE, as an industrial-level federated learning framework, provides a comprehensive solution to solve these issues,” said Dr. Xu Cheng, the deputy director of General Technical Research Centre, CETC Big Data Research Institute Co. Ltd. “It can meet the requirement of data joint modeling and usage in the condition of satisfying security compliance, and further, expand and deepen the sharing and openness of government data.”

Clustar
“FATE offers the whole community a security computation tool to link the isolated data islands without violating data privacy,” said Prof. Kai Chen, Founder of Beijing Clustar Technology Ltd. “It makes use of homomorphic encryption to support various security federated learning algorithms like LR, Decision Tree, and deep learning. More importantly, FATE employs transfer learning to combine heterogeneous data with different feature spaces in a practical way.”

JD Intelligent Cities Research
“FATE is highly flexible for various federated modeling scenarios and can be easily deployed. The FATE framework also lowers the difficulty of FML prototyping and researchers can quickly design their own methods based on it,” said Dr. Junbo Zhang, Senior Researcher at JD Intelligent Cities Research. “Both the academic and industry are benefiting from the hard work of WeBank, and without them, the FML community could not be developing so fast.”

Squirrel AI Learning
“With the open platform of the Linux Foundation, we hope that more people will join in the development of the FATE project,” said Dr. Wei Cui, Chief Scientist of Squirrel AI Learning by Yixue Group.

Tencent
“As a pioneer in the federated learning field, a series of practices have been carried out in the financial field by the FATE team,” said Junyan Wu, Director of Tencent WSPD (Wireless Security Product Department). “In the future, we hope the FATE project could work with Linux Foundation to create a complete and fruitful federated AI ecosystem for all machine learning practitioners.”

About WeBank
Founded in 2014, WeBank is both the first privately-owned bank and the first digital-only bank in China. WeBank was built with technology at its core, and with technology as a key driver behind the bank’s development. As such, WeBank is committed to promoting innovative technologies. Since its formal launch, WeBank has already completed the construction of a comprehensive banking platform with self-owned intellectual properties, capable of handling high-volume, high-frequency transactions. WeBank is also the very first commercial bank to be recognized as a National High-tech Enterprise by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China. WeBank strongly embraces the oft-stated ‘ABCD’ technologies (A.I., Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Big Data) as its strategic focuses and is an active leader in their related researches and applications in the financial sector. For more information, please visit us at https://www.webank.com

About the Linux Foundation
Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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Urban Computing Foundation will provide forum for developers to collaborate on and build a common set of open source tools connecting cities, autonomous vehicles and smart infrastructure

SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2019 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the formation of the Urban Computing Foundation to accelerate open source software that improves mobility, safety, road infrastructure, traffic congestion and energy consumption in connected cities. Initial contributors include developers from Uber, Facebook, Google, HERE Technologies, IBM, Interline Technologies, Senseable City Labs, StreetCred Labs and University of California San Diego (UCSD).

As cities and transportation networks evolve into ever-more complicated systems, urban computing is emerging as an important field to bridge the divide between engineering, visualization and traditional transportation systems analysis. However, these advancements are dependent on compatibility among many technologies across different public and private organizations. Urban Computing Foundation will provide a neutral forum for this critical work, including adaption of geospatial and temporal machine learning techniques and urban environments and simulation methodologies for modeling and predicting city-wide phenomena. To contribute to this work, please visit the Urban Computing Foundation website.

“During moments of both technology disruption and opportunity, open development is critical for enabling interoperability and speeding adoption,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. “The Urban Computing Foundation is poised to provide the compatibility tools and resources for developers to create software that can map out and operate technology services in any given urban area, ensuring safety and equitable access to transportation.”

The first project hosted at the Foundation is https://kepler.gl/, an open source geospatial analysis tool created by Uber for building large-scale data sets. Kepler was released in 2018 to help make it easier to create meaningful visualizations of location data without the need for coding. Kepler.gl is used by developers, data scientists, visualization specialists and engineers around the world to explore and analyze a variety of scenarios that include transportation patterns and safety trends. Some of the companies using Kepler.gl include Airbnb, Atkins Global, Cityswifter, HERE Technologies, Limebike, Mapbox, Sidewalk Labs, Uber and UBILabs, among others.

“As a founding participant with the Urban Computing Foundation, Uber is honored to contribute Kepler.gl as the initiative’s first official project,” said Travis Gorkin, Uber Data Visualization Lead and Urban Computing Foundation TAC contributor. “Technologies like Kepler.gl have the capacity to advance urban planning by helping policymakers and local governments gain critical insights and better understand data about their cities.”

The Foundation will use an open governance model being developed by the Technical Advisory Council (TAC), which includes a variety of technical and IP stakeholders in the urban computing space. Project inclusion will be determined by a review and curation process managed by the TAC.

TAC contributors include:

  • Drew Dara-Abrams, principal, Interline Technologies
  • Oliver Fink, director HERE XYZ, HERE Technologies
  • Travis Gorkin, engineering manager of data visualization, Uber
  • Shan He, project leader of Kepler.gl, Uber
  • Randy Meech, CEO, StreetCred Labs
  • Michal Migurski, engineering manager of spatial computing, Facebook
  • Drishtie Patel, product manager of maps, Facebook
  • Paolo Santi, senior researcher, MIT
  • Max Sills, attorney, Google

The Urban Computing Foundation aims to provide open access to tools and platforms for developers in both public and private organizations who are building connected solutions for mobility, reducing congestion and pollution and increasing access; safety, new technologies to create a world where it’s safe and easy for everyone to get around; and insights, anonymized data from citizens that can help urban planning around the world.

Founding Participant Comments

Facebook

“We find the Urban Computing Foundation’s mission to be compelling in that it not only has the potential to minimize pollution, congestion and consumption but to ensure that technology has a positive impact on the urban landscapes. We are pleased to join the Urban Computing Foundation as a founding contributor,” said Michael Cheng from the Facebook Open Source Team.

Google

“Civic organizations and citizens alike need ready access to data about their cities to make better decisions about transportation, construction and energy consumption. The Urban Computing Foundation’s mission to make that possible is closely aligned with Google’s approach to open data. Making it easier to access, visualize and process these kinds of large data sets is indeed at the heart of Google Cloud. We are excited to join the Urban Computing Foundation as a founding contributor and work on our shared goal of improving the world we live in,” said Chris DiBona, director, Open Source and Science Outreach, Google Cloud.

IBM

“The ‘sharing economy’ is continuing to find new opportunities for consumers and businesses to connect in amazing ways. We believe the Urban Computing Foundation’s mission of providing a transparent and fair way for appropriate urban data sharing will foster open development and rapid innovation. For over a decade, we’ve focused on helping to build the latest open source projects and communities, and sharing in the work under open governance. We are pleased to continue this tradition with the Urban Computing Foundation and look forward to overall benefits the community will produce together,” said Todd Moore, vice president IBM Open Technology and Developer Advocacy, IBM.

HERE

“HERE Technologies is excited to join the Urban Computing Foundation as we work together on the urban transportation and mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. The interoperability of software and access to data are essential to gaining insights from disparate sources of information, and the Linux Foundation serves as the ideal organization for this cross-industry effort. Through this collaboration and services like HERE XYZ, we are proud to help build the data specifications and open source technology to improve urban mobility,” said Oliver Fink, director of HERE XYZ

Interline Technologies

“Joining the Urban Computing Foundation is an easy decision for Interline Technologies. The focus areas are like ours: transportation and mobility. Similarly, we already rely upon and contribute to opensource software, open datasets and shared data specs. The Linux Foundation as a venue is ideal,” said Drew Dara-Abrams, principal at Interline Technologies, and head of mobility products at Mapzen. “Interline is pleased to also participate in the Mapzen Foundation under the same umbrella. Finally, and most importantly, Interline and Urban Computing Foundation have similar goals: useful collaboration between organizations across the private, public and academic sectors.”

Senseable City Labs

“For over 10 years, the MIT Senseable City Lab has been doing cutting-edge research on how to use big data to better understand cities. The Urban Computing Foundation initiative is extremely promising to us, as it aims to give open and standardized access to an ever-growing number of urban datasets. We look forward to contributing to its success, as it could help leapfrog urban science,” said Carlo Ratti, director, MIT Senseable City Lab, and Paolo Santi, research scientist, MIT Senseable City Lab.

StreetCred Labs

“StreetCred is excited to join the Urban Computing Foundation to work on open urban mobility. Working with the Linux Foundation through Mapzen has been a great experience, and I’m happy to see it branch out into other critical areas for collaborative innovation,” said Randy Meech, CEO, StreetCred Labs and Mapzen Foundation.

University of California San Diego

“The Urban Computing project is a natural fit for UC San Diego’s efforts to develop a smart campus with autonomous transportation options. With almost 70,000 people on campus every day, we have all the needs of smart city. The UC San Diego campus is a natural testbed for the Urban Computing platform, and UC San Diego researchers and students, working in their own backyard, will be able to contribute to the project and its results. The Urban Computing project engages the Halicioglu Data Science Institute led by Prof. Rajesh Gupta and the Contextual Robotics Institute led by Prof. Henrik Christensen,” Todd Hylton, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering.

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure, including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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New Members Advance GraphQL Specification to Expand GraphQL Ecosystem and Accelerate Open Source and Open Standards for API Development and Consumption  

OPEN SOURCE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT, Half Moon Bay, Calif. — March 12, 2019 – The  GraphQL Foundation, a neutral home for the GraphQL community to accelerate development of the surrounding ecosystem, today announces it is collaborating with the Joint Development Foundation (JDF), which recently joined the Linux Foundation to drive adoption of open source and standards, to continue developing the GraphQL specification.

GraphQL Foundation encourages contributions, stewardship, and a shared investment from a broad group in vendor-neutral events, documentation, tools, and support for the data query language. The following companies Apollo, AWS, Butterfly Network, Dgraph Labs, Facebook, Gatsby, GraphZen, Hasura, IBM, Intuit, Neo4j, Novvum, PayPal, Pipefy, Salsify, Solo.io and Thicit are joining as members to advance GraphQL as an industry specification for designing more effective APIs.

GraphQL powers hundreds of billions of API calls a day at Facebook, which developed the technology in 2012 and played an integral role in helping GraphQL join the Linux Foundation last year.  Today, virtually every major programming language offers GraphQL support through a variety of open source software libraries.

GraphQL is the first Linux Foundation project to benefit from the JDF and Linux Foundation collaboration, which provides open source projects with a swift path to standardization for open specifications. Developers will have an open GraphQL specification and open source software implementations available for designing conformant APIs.

“We are excited to formally welcome new members and to work closely with them to build out and support a global GraphQL ecosystem. We’re pleased that the GraphQL specification will continue to evolve through the JDF and Linux Foundation partnership. With an easier and faster way to create and advance standards, developers can concentrate on creating applications that make a bigger impact on communities around the world,” said Lee Byron, co-creator of GraphQL.

GraphQL is important for API development as it allows nested objects in a single API request that traditionally would require multiple API requests. The GraphQL specification, GraphQL.js reference implementation, DataLoader library, and GraphiQL developer tool are technical projects supported by the GraphQL Foundation. As application development shifts toward microservices architectures with an emphasis on flexibility and speed to market, tools like GraphQL are redefining API design and client-server interaction to improve the developer experience, increasing developer productivity and minimizing amounts of data transferred. GraphQL makes cross-platform and mobile development simpler with availability in multiple programming languages that are consistent and feature parity across multiple platforms such as web, iOS, Android, and embedded and IoT applications.

The Linux Foundation and the Facebook Open Source team leveraged the JDF’s proven framework to create a lightweight governance structure for specifications — allowing communities to quickly spin-up neutral collaborations.

“We’re thrilled to see GraphQL and the Joint Development Foundation join forces and get to work so quickly to advance open standards,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. “Working with the JDF, the GraphQL community is able to leverage turnkey infrastructure to create and manage open standards more quickly and nimbly than ever before. This allows developers to continue to break barriers and modernize application development.”

“We are very pleased to have worked closely with the Linux Foundation in creating this novel approach to specification-based collaborations,” said Michael Cheng from the Facebook Open Source team. “By offering open source communities a streamlined path to standardization and nurturing open source implementations, this strategic alignment benefits GraphQL developers, corporate contributors and end users who need both outcomes to succeed.”

“We look forward to working closely with the GraphQL Foundation and we expect many other Linux Foundation projects to work with us this year to accelerate specifications and standards development to advance their mission and drive the creation of innovative technology, ” said David Rudin, president of the Joint Development Foundation.

Member Quotes:

“Given GraphQL’s centrality in the modern app development stack, the foundation we’re launching today is not just necessary, but overdue. As the creators of Apollo, the most widely used implementation of GraphQL, we’re looking forward to working together with the Linux Foundation to define appropriate governance processes and accelerate the adoption of this critical Internet standard.” – Geoff Schmidt, CEO and Co-Founder, Apollo

“GraphQL is a foundational technology for building APIs that empower frontend developers to deliver the best user experience for their customers. With AWS AppSync and the Amplify Framework, AWS is enabling developers to build and run critical GraphQL workloads at scale, and we are excited to join the Foundation to support and grow the GraphQL community.” – Adrian Cockcroft, Vice President of Cloud Architecture Strategy, AWS

“GraphQL has been invaluable to Butterfly Network in advancing our mission of democratizing medical imaging. It’s enabled us to build data-efficient APIs to serve healthcare providers in areas with limited broadband internet access, while preserving our ability to quickly develop new API functionality. GraphQL has played a key role in allowing our back end and front end teams to work together with a minimum of friction. We’re excited to support the GraphQL Foundation in its work to further shepherd the standard.” – Jimmy Jia, Principal Scientist, Butterfly Network

“Dgraph started just a few months after a draft GraphQL spec was released in mid-2015. Unsatisfied with existing graph languages, we decided to bet the future of our distributed graph database on GraphQL. Dgraph is now the only database to natively support a language very close to GraphQL. Considering how easy and intuitive it is for our users, it has been the best decision we made. So, we stand proud with the GraphQL Foundation to help build the next generation of apps on graphs.”  – Manish R. Jain, CEO, Dgraph Labs

“Our goal at Gastby is to provide the best platform for building fast, compelling websites. We use GraphQL to provide a flexible data layer that can be used with different sources. We welcome the establishment of the GraphQL Specification Project and are very excited to be part of it.” – Mikhail Novikov, Software Developer, Gatsby Inc.

“GraphZen strives to deliver a fantastic developer experience for C# developers building GraphQL APIs and to provide the support and training needed by enterprises to realize the benefits of GraphQL. GraphZen is excited to join the GraphQL Foundation and steward the GraphQL specification in a way that continues to drive innovation and adoption through open standards.” – Craig Smitham, Creator & Founder, GraphZen

“The GraphQL technology and community is spearheading a much required shift in the API experience for the modern web, especially as applications are becoming more ‘frontend’ heavy. At Hasura, we’re extremely excited about the potential of GraphQL to evolve the way teams organize their codebases, and communicate with each other; especially in relation to the ongoing serverless movement. There could not be a better home for GraphQL projects and events than the GraphQL Foundation, and we are proud to do our bit to help make the technology and community around GraphQL sustainable and open.” – Tanmai Gopal, CEO, Hasura

“IBM has continued to be an industry leader, helping clients keep pace with the rapidly evolving API technologies landscape. We are pleased to join the new GraphQL Foundation as a founding member to help drive greater open source innovation and adoption of this important data access language and runtime for APIs.” – Juan Carlos Soto, VP Hybrid Cloud Integration and API Economy, IBM

“Intuit began using GraphQL shortly after it arrived in open source. We have developed a complex schema with over 600 core objects, 1,600 types and thousands of connections between objects. We’ve made major contributions to the open source GraphQL Java library. We look forward to participating in the GraphQL Foundation to advance its capabilities and more directly participate in the thriving community.” – Jeff Brewer, Vice President, Chief Architect, Small Business and Self-Employed Group, Intuit

“Neo4j is pleased to support GraphQL, due to its unique ability to enable front-end developers, API developers and data architects to all work with the same graph-based data model. Our GraphQL integration and GRANDstack have already helped thousands of developers build graph applications with Neo4j, thanks to the huge developer productivity gain of GraphQL and the graph thinking mindset it brings for both developers and API consumers. The GraphQL Foundation is an important step to cement today’s most relevant standard for building APIs and we’re honored to join as founding members to help steward GraphQL as the ecosystem continues to evolve.” – Emil Eifrem, CEO and Co-Founder, Neo4j

“We are grateful that Novvum has grown alongside GraphQL and its community over the past four years. We couldn’t be more excited about the future of GraphQL, and look forward to working with the Linux Foundation and GraphQL Foundation to improve the quality and experience of API development for engineers.” – Raj Singh, CEO and Co-Founder, Novvum

“GraphQL has been crucial in helping transform how we manage data, build products and craft APIs at PayPal, Braintree and Venmo, and we look forward to continued collaboration as a founding member of the GraphQL Foundation. Using GraphQL, we are able to offer developers a better experience by improving performance and reliability of existing REST and SOAP APIs.” – Dan Shaw, Global Head of Developer Relations, PayPal

“At Pipefy we are building the lean management platform. Since the beginning, GraphQL has enabled our developers to deliver new features and services more efficiently and with better communication from front-end and back-end teams. After we started using it internally, we decided to build our public API using GraphQL, a choice that enabled us to deliver a better developer experience to the developers who are building on top of our platform. We are excited to contribute to the GraphQL ecosystem and support the GraphQL Foundation.” – Raphael Costa, Head of Platform, Pipefy

“Salsify provides a data platform that enables the world’s largest brands to deliver compelling product experiences across the retail ecosystem. Our GraphQL powered APIs enable us to support a diverse set of use cases with great developer ergonomics and excellent performance. We look forward to working with the GraphQL Foundation to support the continued evolution of GraphQL.” – Joel Turkel, Chief Software Architect, Salsify

Solo.io’s mission is to empower enterprise organizations rapidly adopt innovative technology and  extend their existing investments. GraphQL is a powerful way to help “glue” monolith, microservices, and serverless applications with a unified API. Our open-source project, Sqoop, leverages GraphQL and other innovative projects like Envoy to streamline the developer experience, and simply glue together environments without writing a single line of code. We are excited to join the GraphQL Foundation and look forward to working within the GraphQL community” – Idit Levine, CEO & Founder, Solo.io

“GraphQL, and alongside its tooling, has grown to proof its worth and is  here to stay. Time for a power-up supported by many hands and brains through the Joint Development Foundation and Linux Foundation. GraphQL is the glue that keeps your domain data in context, understandable, and always ready to empower the next ideas. Looking forward to new and improved power’s, to evolution.” – Tim Govers, CEO, Thicit

The GraphQL Foundation

The GraphQL Foundation is an open, neutral organization that provides oversight of funding,  operations, and marketing resources for the GraphQL community to enable widespread adoption and help accelerate development of the broader ecosystem. The GraphQL specification, GraphQL.js reference implementation, DataLoader library, and GraphiQL developer tool are technical projects supported by the GraphQL Foundation. More details can be found at https://foundation.graphql.org/.

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation’s projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more.  The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

About the Joint Development Foundation

The Joint Development Foundation, which has joined the Linux Foundation Family, is an independent nonprofit organization that provides the corporate and legal infrastructure to enable groups to establish and operate standards and source code development collaborations.

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