Linux is the world’s largest and most pervasive open source software project in history. Its success has catalyzed growth in the open source community, demonstrating the commercial efficacy of open source and inspiring countless new projects across all industries and levels of the technology stack.
The Linux Foundation is the umbrella organization for many critical open source projects that power corporations today, spanning all industry sectors from automotive to cloud to IoT and more.
Our mission is to offer the experience and expertise that comes from more than a decade supporting the Linux community and its infrastructure, to any initiative working to solve complex problems through open source collaboration. We provide the tools to scale open source projects: security best practices, governance, operations and ecosystem development, training and certification, licensing, and promotion.
The Linux Foundation is much more than Linux. We provide the structure and guidance for large-scale collaboration in numerous industries that are successfully using open source.
- OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking (SDN) platform designed to help telecommunications service providers, large enterprises, and academic institutions create a new virtualized software stack for networking.
- OPNFV is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source platform to accelerate the introduction of new NFV products and services championed by telecom carriers (AT&T, Vodafone, China Mobile) and solution vendors (EMC, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise).
Dronecode is helping to shape the world of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)—whether it’s to improve agriculture or search and rescue, or to track endangered species or hurricanes.
Node.js today is used by tens of thousands of organizations in more than 200 countries and amasses more than 2 million downloads per month.
- Cloud Foundry is the industry standard platform for cloud applications.
- Cloud Native Computing Foundation and the Open Container Initiative are driving collaboration and de facto standards for cloud computing.
Automotive Grade Linux is an open source platform for building connected cars. Its members are some of the largest carmakers in the world including Toyota, Jaguar Land Rover, Honda, Nissan, Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, and Subaru.
The Core Infrastructure Initiative is a multimillion-dollar project to fund and support critical elements of the global information infrastructure. It is organized by The Linux Foundation and supported by Amazon Web Services, Adobe, Bloomberg, Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, NEC, Qualcomm, RackSpace, salesforce.com, and VMware.
The Hyperledger Project is a collaborative effort to advance blockchain technology by creating an open standard for distributed ledgers that can transform the way business transactions are conducted globally.
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