Project Title Started Technology Sector Description

AllJoyn Open Source Project

Embedded & IoT

The AllJoyn Open Source Project develops and supports the AllJoyn IOT framework. AllJoyn is a complete, open source, application framework for connected products, devices and services. Millions of products use AllJoyn today in a vibrant community that continues strongly for the future of broad interoperability in IOT.

The current AllJoyn project with the Linux Foundation started in the AllSeen Alliance in 2013.  This project is now sponsored as an independent Linux Foundation project by the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), who also are sponsoring the AllJoyn certified program which continues to grow in the number of certified AllJoyn products. As a Linux Foundation collaborative project, membership is not required to use AllJoyn or to contribute to the development of AllJoyn.

AllJoyn Open Source Project

Embedded & IoT

The AllJoyn Open Source Project develops and supports the AllJoyn IOT framework. AllJoyn is a complete, open source, application framework for connected products, devices and services. Millions of products use AllJoyn today in a vibrant community that continues strongly for the future of broad interoperability in IOT.

The current AllJoyn project with the Linux Foundation started in the AllSeen Alliance in 2013.  This project is now sponsored as an independent Linux Foundation project by the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), who also are sponsoring the AllJoyn certified program which continues to grow in the number of certified AllJoyn products. As a Linux Foundation collaborative project, membership is not required to use AllJoyn or to contribute to the development of AllJoyn.

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Automotive Grade Linux

Embedded & IoT
Denso, Mazda, Panasonic, Renasas, Toyota

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is an open source project that aims to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car. Leveraging the power and strength of Linux at its core, AGL is uniting automakers and technology companies to develop a common platform that offers OEMs complete control of the user experience so the industry can rapidly innovate where it counts. The AGL platform is available to all, and anyone can participate in its development.

By leveraging the over $10B of investment made in the Linux kernel and other open source software projects, AGL:

  • -Enables rapid software innovation for automotive suppliers to keep up with the demand from consumers for better IVI experiences
  • -Utilizes the talents of thousands of open source software developers dedicated to maintaining the core software in areas like the Linux kernel, networking, and connectivity, used in systems across numerous industries

Automotive Grade Linux

Embedded & IoT

Automotive Grade Linux aims to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car. Leveraging the power and strength of Linux at its core, the project is uniting automakers and technology companies to develop a common platform that offers OEMs complete control of the user experience so the industry can rapidly innovate where it counts. 

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Carrier Grade Linux

Core & Operating Systems

Carrier Grade Linux has two main functions. First, interface with network equipment providers and carriers to gather requirements and produce specifications that Linux distribution vendors can implement. Second, to take unimplemented requirements and foster development projects that will meet these requirements and assist in their upstream integration.

Carrier Grade Linux

Core & Operating Systems

Carrier Grade Linux interfaces with network equipment providers and carriers to gather requirements and produce specifications that Linux distribution vendors can implement. 

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Civil Infrastructure Platform

Core & Operating Systems
Codethink, Hitachi, Plat'Home, Siemens, Toshiba

The Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) is a collaborative, open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation. The CIP project is focused on establishing an open source "base layer" of industrial grade software to enable the use and implementation of software building blocks in civil infrastructure projects. Currently, civil infrastructure systems are built from the ground up, with little re-use of existing software building blocks.

The CIP project intends to create reusable building blocks that meet the safety, reliability, and other requirements of industrial and civil infrastructure. By establishing this "base layer," CIP aims to:

  • -Speed up implementation of civil infrastructure systems
  • -Build upon existing open source foundations and expertise without reinventing non-domain specific technology
  • -Establish (de facto) standards by providing a base layer reference implementation
  • -Contribute to and influence upstream projects regarding industrial needs
  • -Motivate suppliers to actively support this platform / provide an implementation
  • -Promote long-term stability and maintainability of the base layer of code

Civil Infrastructure Platform

Core & Operating Systems

The Civil Infrastructure Platform is establishing an open source "base layer" of industrial grade software to enable the use and implementation of software building blocks in civil infrastructure projects. 

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Cloud Foundry

Cloud & Virtualization
EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, Pivotal, SAP, VMware

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion, and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the industry standard multi-cloud platform. Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications.

The Cloud Foundry Foundation aims to:

  • -Establish and sustain Cloud Foundry as the global industry standard Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) open source technology with a thriving ecosystem
  • -Deliver continuous quality, value, and innovation to users, operators, and providers of Cloud Foundry technology
  • -Provide a vibrant agile experience for the community’s contributors that delivers the highest quality cloud-native applications and software, at high velocity with global scale.

Cloud Foundry

Cloud & Virtualization

Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy, and scale applications.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud & Virtualization
Cisco, CoreOS, Docker, Google, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Mesosphere, Red Hat, Supernap

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s mission is to create and drive the adoption of a new computing paradigm that is optimized for modern distributed systems environments. The participants believe that systems architected will be:

  • -Container packaged: Running in application containers as a unit of application deployment and as a mechanism to achieve high levels of resource isolation in order to improve the overall developer experience, foster code reuse, and simplify operations
  • -Dynamically managed: Actively scheduled and managed by a central orchestrating process to radically improve machine efficiency while reducing the cost associated with maintenance and operations
  • -Micro-services oriented: Loosely coupled with dependencies explicitly described through service endpoints with the goal of significantly increasing the overall agility and maintainability of applications

Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Cloud & Virtualization

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation focuses on the development of open source technologies, reference architectures, and common formats for cloud native applications or services. 

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Code Aurora

Embedded & IoT
BORQS, Genymobile, Igalia, Qualcomm, Teleca

Code Aurora is a consortium of companies with projects serving the mobile wireless industry. The projects provide the tested code needed to bring innovative, performance optimized, open source-based products to market and also serves as a staging area for code that is submitted to upstream projects such as the Linux kernel and Android. Code Aurora welcomes the participation of projects for multiple architectures. QuIC, as one of the members of Code Aurora, provides support for Qualcomm hardware via the code it contributes to Code Aurora. Code Aurora also mirrors key upstream projects for use by the community.

Code Aurora

Embedded & IoT

Code Aurora provides the tested code needed to bring innovative, performance optimized, open source- based products to market and also serves as a staging area for code that is submitted to upstream projects such as the Linux kernel and Android.

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CORD™ (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter)

Networking and Communications Infrastructure
AT&T, SK Telecom, NTT Communications, China Unicom, Fujitsu

A reference implementation of CORD combines commodity servers, white-box switches, and disaggregated access technologies with open source software to provide an extensible service delivery platform. This gives network operators the means to configure, control, and extend CORD to meet their operational and business objectives. The reference implementation is sufficiently complete to support field trials.

CORD™ (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter)

Networking and Communications Infrastructure

CORD™ (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) combines NFV, SDN, and the elasticity of commodity clouds to bring datacenter economics and cloud agility to the Telco Central Office. CORD lets the operator manage their Central Offices using declarative modeling languages for agile, real-time configuration of new customer services. 

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Core Embedded Linux Project

Embedded & IoT

Mission and Objective:

The mission of the Core Embedded Linux Project is to provide a vendor neutral place to discuss and establish core embedded Linux technologies. Any Linux Foundation member company can apply for membership in the Core Embedded Linux Project. The meaning of the CE acronym was originally Consumer Electronics but it has been changed to Core Embedded, because nowadays Linux is used in many kind of products, including not only consumer electronics but also industrial systems or Internet of Things applications.

The Core Embedded Linux Project aims to cover wider technologies than other collaborative projects. We always try to find or focus on new requirements or topics for embedded Linux systems. These requirements and topics proposed by member companies are based on actual requirements that need to be solved in collaboration with the open source community. The Core Embedded Linux Project is a group that can be used to research and discuss topics that are not covered by another Linux Foundation project. For example, the Civil Infrastructure Platform project started as an investigation project inside the Core Embedded Linux Project.

Major Activities:

  1. Open Project Contract Work: Each year, the Core Embedded Linux Project spends money on contract work to improve Linux for use in embedded systems. Some of projects that the Core Embedded Linux Project has sponsored in the past include Linux-tiny, DirectFB enhancement, smem, U-boot and kexecboot improvements, and Squashfs and YAFFS mainlining.  The process is open to the public, and members of the public submit to the Core Embedded Linux Project ideas and proposals for project that they think should be worked on to enhance embedded Linux.  For more detail about proposal format, contact, and deadline, please visit Embedded Linux Wiki. - http://elinux.org/CEWG_Open_Project_Proposals.
  2. Long Term Support Initiative (LTSI): To minimize fragmented use of Linux in embedded systems, and accelerate further innovation of Linux by incorporating innovations from embedded system engineers, the Core Embedded Linux Project sponsors the LTSI project.This project consists of publishing a kernel source tree, based on the community's long-term stable tree, and maintaining it with back-ported features and innovations which are beneficial for the embedded industry.  The life of the community's long-term stable tree is expected to be 2 years, and that of the long-term industry tree is expected to be 2-3 years – which corresponds to the typical life of consumer electronics products like Smartphones. For more detail, please visit LTSI web site.
  3. Regional Technical Conference (Jamboree): The Core Embedded Linux Project hosts a series of regional technical conferences, called technical jamborees, in Japan. The jamborees are not formal technical conferences, but an informal meeting to exchange ideas and discuss technologies freely in an open source community manner.  For information about the date and location of upcoming Jamborees, please visit Embedded Linux Wiki.
  4. Embedded Linux Developer wiki (aka. Elinux wiki): The elinux wiki, at http://elinux.org, is maintained by the Core Embedded Linux Project, and serves as a collection point for information for embedded Linux developers.  This site is open to public contributions and editing, and is a resource for the entire embedded Linux community.  Several development boards have significant information on the site.  There are articles and links to many resources for a wide variety of technical topics.
  5. Core Embedded Linux Project Proposals: Core Embedded Linux projects are proposed by its member companies to the Steering Committee for activity and support by members.  Two projects that are currently in progress by the workgroup are:
    • 5.1 Device Mainlining Project: This purpose of this project is to decrease the amount of out-of-mainline patches for the Linux kernel, for System-On-Chip processors used in modern consumer electronics products. More on the Device Mainlining Project
    • 5.2 Shared Embedded Linux Distribution Project: The goal of this project is to share the work of maintaining long-term support for an embedded distribution, by leveraging the work of the Debian project. More on the Shared Embedded Linux Distribution Project.
  6. CE Developer Mailing list: The workgroup maintains a mailing list for discussing the group’s initiatives, events, and projects, at https://lists.celinuxforum.org/mailman/listinfo/celinux-dev. This list is open to the public. The list is not intended for general technical support, or developer questions, but sometimes technical discussion threads from other lists are copied to this list.  Announcements are made to this list about the Core Embedded Linux Project technical projects and events.

Membership Structure: The Core Embedded Linux Project has two key organizations. One is the Steering Committee (SC) that handles operational issues such as strategies, directions and funding, and the other is the Architecture Group (AG) which handles technical issues that include open projects and technical initiatives such as the LTSI.  New SC members are elected by a vote of current SC members, for a term of 2 years.

Becoming a Core Embedded Linux Project AG member:

  1. Apply for AG membership by with indicating to the Core Embedded Linux Project SC that you are a corporate member and interested in becoming an AG member. (Note that you do not need to be an AG member to participate in any of Core Embedded Linux Project activities such as open projects, technical events and technical initiatives like the LTSI. Those are OPEN for everyone. However, if you want to actively participate in discussions about the technical direction of workgroup initiatives and help make resourcing decisions about the initiatives, you may want to be an AG member.) 

  2. Once your membership is approved by the Steering Committee, you will be added in the AG mailing list, and receive invitations to AG meetings.

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Core Embedded Linux Project

Embedded & IoT

The Core Embedded Linux Project aims to provide a vendor neutral place to discuss and establish core embedded Linux technologies.

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Core Infrastructure Initiative

Security
Amazon Web Services, Bloomberg, Cisco, Dell, Facebook

The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) 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. CII enables technology companies to collaboratively identify and fund open source projects that are in need of assistance, while allowing the developers to continue their work under the community norms that have made open source so successful.

The first project to receive funds from the Initiative is OpenSSL, which received fellowship funding for key developers as well as other resources to assist the project in improving its security, enabling outside reviews, and improving responsiveness to patch requests. CII, working with the Open Crypto Audit Project, has retained the NCC Group to audit OpenSSL code. CII was formed as a response to the Heartbleed security crisis; however, the Initiative’s efforts will not be restricted to crypto-related issues.

CII is transitioning from point fixes to holistic solutions for open source security.

Core Infrastructure Initiative

Security

The Core Infrastructure Initiative is a multimillion-dollar project to fund and support critical elements of the global information infrastructure. It enables technology companies to collaboratively identify and fund open source projects that are in need of assistance, while allowing the developers to continue their work under the community norms that have made open source so successful.
 

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DiaMon Workgroup

Data & Analytics
EfficiOS, Freescale, Google, Harman, Hitachi, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Netflix, Qualcomm, Red Hat, SUSE, Wind River

The complexity of systems is growing rapidly; multi-core introduces notoriously difficult-to-find bugs; hypervisors, virtual machines, middleware, and cloud technologies create extra layers; heterogeneous systems are now common in embedded systems; the Internet of Things requires interactions between different types of devices… the list goes on. The increased complexity is creating tricky problems requiring a significant amount of investigation with programs that are not typically created to be diagnosed together, for example open source components, libraries, in-house code, and proprietary third party. With open source adoption, we now have the opportunity to create a de facto widely used tracing and monitoring infrastructure. The DiaMon Workgroup would like to improve interoperability between those tools as well as improve Linux-based tracing, profiling, logging, and monitoring features. The Workgroup aims to accelerate this development by making it easier to work together on common pieces.

DiaMon Workgroup

Data & Analytics

Diagnostic and Monitoring (DiaMon) aims to improve open source diagnostic and monitoring software.

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Dronecode

Embedded & IoT
3DR, Qualcomm, Baidu, Intel

The Dronecode Project is an open source, collaborative project that brings together existing and future open source drone projects under a nonprofit structure governed by The Linux Foundation. The result will be a common, shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Dronecode will encourage the development of open source consumer and commercial UAV software by building and supporting a community of developers and providing them the resources and tools to help them innovate. The ultimate goal is to maximize adoption of the project's code for the benefit of users with cheaper, better, and more reliable UAV software. The platform has already been adopted by the organizations on the forefront of drone technology.

Dronecode creates a neutral and transparent body that will leverage a contribution-based meritocracy that allows other parties and developers to influence and participate in the development and direction of the software. The project will provide coordination and prioritize funding for initiatives. Dronecode serves as a trusted and neutral home to become the de facto standard platform for drone/robotics open projects. By partnering with The Linux Foundation, the Dronecode community will have access to collaboration best practices and resources to spread the reach of collaboratively-developed and open software.

Dronecode

Embedded & IoT

The Dronecode Project brings together existing and future open source drone projects under a nonprofit structure governed by The Linux Foundation.

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FD.io

Networking and Communications Infrastructure
6WIND, Brocade, Cavium, Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, Huawei, Inocybe Technologies, Intel, PLUMgrid, Metaswitch, Red Hat

The Fast Data Project (FD.io), "Fido," is a Linux Foundation project that provides an IO services framework for the next wave of network and storage software. Architected as a collection of subprojects, FD.io provides a modular, extensible user space IO services framework that supports rapid development of high-throughput, low-latency, and resource-efficient IO services.

The design of FD.io is hardware, kernel, and deployment (bare metal, VM, container) agnostic. FD.io is based on the Vector Packet Processing (VPP) technology. FD.io provides an out-of-the-box programmable vSwitch/vRouter. VPP runs in user space on multiple architectures, including x86, ARM, and Power and is deployed on various platforms including x86 servers and embedded devices. One of the immediate benefits of VPP is that it's two orders of magnitude faster than currently available open source options.

FD.io

Networking and Communications Infrastructure

The Fast Data Project (FD.io) provides an IO services framework for the next wave of network and storage software. Architected as a collection of subprojects, FD.io provides a modular, extensible user space IO services framework that supports rapid development of high-throughput, low-latency, and resource-efficient IO services.

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FOSSology

Open Source Compliance & Best Practices

FOSSology is a proven, trusted tool for open source license compliance. Already in use by a variety of companies and law firms such as HP Partners, Sullivan & Worcester, and Bloomberg, the project allows companies to run license and copyright scans effortlessly, among other features. FOSSology answers a growing need for compliance tools and projects hosted by a neutral party.

FOSSology

Open Source Compliance & Best Practices

FOSSology is an open source license compliance software system and toolkit. It allows users to run license, copyright, and export control scans from the command line and also provides a compliance workflow.

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Hyperledger Project

Blockchain
Accenture, IBM, Intel, Hitachi, Fujitsu

The Hyperledger Project (HLP) is a collaborative effort created to advance blockchain technology by identifying and addressing important features for a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers that can transform the way business transactions are conducted globally. It is a Linux Foundation Project and implements many open source best practices familiar to other leading projects.

The mission of the HLP is to:

  • -Create an enterprise grade, open source, distributed ledger framework and code base, upon which users can build and run robust, industry-specific applications, platforms, and hardware systems to support business transactions
  • -Create an open source, technical community to benefit the ecosystem of HLP solution providers and users, focused on blockchain and shared ledger use cases that will work across a variety of industry solutions
  • -Promote participation of leading members of the ecosystem, including developers, service and solution providers, and end users
  • -Host the infrastructure for HLP, establishing a neutral home for community infrastructure, meetings, events, and collaborative discussions, and providing structure around the business and technical governance of HLP

Hyperledger Project

Blockchain

The Hyperledger Project is a collaborative effort created to advance blockchain technology by identifying and addressing important features for a cross-industry open standard for distributed ledgers that can transform the way business transactions are conducted globally. 

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IO Visor Project

Networking and Communications Infrastructure
Cisco, Huawei, PLUMgrid, Intel

The IO Visor Project is an open source, technical community where industry participants may easily contribute to and adopt the project’s technology for an open programmable data plane for modern IO and networking applications. By providing a programmable data plane and development tools to simplify the creation and sharing of dynamic IO modules, IO Visor Project enables a new way to innovate, develop, and share IO and networking functions with the community.

IO Visor Project

Networking and Communications Infrastructure

The IO Visor Project enables industry participants to contribute to and adopt the project’s technology for an open programmable data plane for modern IO and networking applications.

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IoTivity

Embedded & IoT
Intel, Samsung

Each day, more and more devices are coming online, adding to the ever-growing Internet of Things (IoT). Analysts agree the IoT will grow to many billions of devices over the next decade. The challenge for the IoT ecosystem is to ensure these emerging IoT devices can connect securely and reliably to the internet and to each other.

The IoTivity project was created to bring together the open source community to accelerate the development of the framework and services required to connect these billions of devices.

The IoTivity project is sponsored by the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC), a group of industry leaders who will be developing a standard specification and certification program to address these challenges.

IoTivity will deliver an open source reference implementation of the OIC standard specifications, yet will not be limited to those requirements.

IoTivity

Embedded & IoT

IoTivity is an open source software framework enabling seamless device-to-device connectivity to address the emerging needs of the Internet of Things.

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JS Foundation

Application Platforms

The JS Foundation is focused on mentoring projects across the entire JavaScript spectrum: client and server side application libraries; mobile application testing frameworks; JavaScript engines; and technologies pushing the boundaries of the JavaScript ecosystem.

By creating a center of gravity for the open source JavaScript ecosystem, the JS Foundation aims to drive broad adoption and ongoing development of key JavaScript solutions and related technologies and to facilitate collaboration within the JavaScript development community to ensure those projects maintain the quality and diverse contribution bases that provide for long-term sustainability.

JS Foundation

Application Platforms

The JS Foundation is focused on mentoring projects across the entire JavaScript spectrum: client and server side application libraries; mobile application testing frameworks; JavaScript engines; and technologies pushing the boundaries of the JavaScript ecosystem.

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Kinetic Open Storage Project

Storage
Cisco, Cleversafe, Dell, Digital Sense, Huawei, NetApp, OpenvStorage, Red Hat, Scality, Seagate, SwiftStack, Toshiba, Western Digital

Open Kinetic is an open source project formed under the auspices of The Linux Foundation dedicated to creating an open standard around Ethernet-enabled, key/value Kinetic devices.

Kinetic is a drive architecture in which the drive is a key/value server with Ethernet connectivity. The architecture is inspired by the scale-out data center in which Ethernet and Linux are ubiquitous, open source software reduces barriers to entry, and hardware is becoming more commoditized.

The result is a drive that supports the basic put, get, and delete semantics of object storage with additional features for data integrity, security, drive and cluster management, and software defined storage that can access Kinetic drives directly.

Kinetic Open Storage Project

Storage

Kinetic Open Storage Project is dedicated to creating an open standard around Ethernet-enabled, key/value Kinetic devices. By creating an open source standard for accessing Kinetic drives, it expands the available ecosystem of developers—software, hardware, and systems.

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Let's Encrypt

Security
Mozilla, Akamai, Cisco, Electronic Foundation Frontier, OVH.com, Google Chrome

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).

The key principles behind Let’s Encrypt are:

  • -Free: Anyone who owns a domain name can use Let’s Encrypt to obtain a trusted certificate at zero cost
  • -Automatic: Software running on a web server can interact with Let’s Encrypt to painlessly obtain a certificate, securely configure it for use, and automatically take care of renewal
  • -Secure: Let’s Encrypt will serve as a platform for advancing TLS security best practices, both on the CA side and by helping site operators properly secure their servers
  • -Transparent: All certificates issued or revoked will be publicly recorded and available for anyone to inspect
  • -Open: The automatic issuance and renewal protocol will be published as an open standard that others can adopt
  • -Cooperative: Much like the underlying internet protocols themselves, Let’s Encrypt is a joint effort to benefit the community, beyond the control of any one organization

Let's Encrypt

Security

Let's Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority created by the Internet Security Research Group to encrypt the web.

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Linux

Core & Operating Systems

Linux is the world’s most dominant operating system. Launched in 1991 by Linus Torvalds, it’s the quintessential example of user-led open source innovation, as it represented Linus’ desire for an operating system that he could run on his personal computer. Eventually the world took notice and everyone from hardware companies to emerging technology providers found themselves participating in the development of Linux and construction of solutions to run on top of the open source OS. 

Between 2005 and 2015, over 11,800 individual developers from nearly 1,200 different companies contributed to the Linux kernel project, which has become a common, shared resource developed on a massive scale by companies who are otherwise fierce competitors in their industry segments.

Regular two-to-three month releases deliver stable updates to Linux users, adding significant new features, enhanced device support, and improved performance. The rate of change in the kernel has been historically high and continues to increase, with over 10,000 patches going into each recent kernel release. Each of these releases contains the work of over 1,400 developers representing over 200 corporations.

Linux

Core & Operating Systems

More than 20 years ago, Linus Torvalds sparked an open source revolution with a short email declaring he was doing a new project “just for fun.” Today, Linux powers 98 percent of the world’s super computers, most of the servers powering the Internet, the majority of financial trades worldwide, and tens of millions of Android mobile phones and consumer devices. In short, Linux is everywhere.

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Linux Standard Base (LSB)

Core & Operating Systems

When targeting Linux as a platform, application developers want to have some assurance that the code they write on one Linux distribution will run on other Linux distributions without having to go through extra effort. This matches their experiences on other popular platforms such as Windows or Mac OS X.

In addition, application developers want to ensure that the platform as a whole does not diverge. Even if an application works on today's distributions, will it work on tomorrow's?

The LSB has, as its core goal, to address these two concerns. We publish a standard that describes the minimum set of APIs a distribution must support, in consultation with the major distribution vendors. We also provide tests and tools which measure support for the standard, and enable application developers to target the common set. Finally, through our testing work, we seek to prevent unnecessary divergence between the distributions.

Linux Standard Base (LSB)

Core & Operating Systems

The Linux Standard Base was created to lower the overall costs of supporting the Linux platform. By reducing the differences between individual Linux distributions, the Linux Standard Base greatly reduces the costs involved with porting applications to different distributions, as well as lowering the cost and effort involved in after-market support of those applications.

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Node.js Foundation

Application Platforms
FamousEngine, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Microsoft, PayPal, Red Hat

Node.js Foundation is a collaborative open source project dedicated to building and supporting the Node.js platform and other related modules. Node.js is used by tens of thousands of organizations in more than 200 countries and amasses more than 2 million downloads per month. It is the runtime of choice for high-performance, low latency applications, powering everything from enterprise applications to robots to API engines to cloud stacks to mobile websites.

The Node.js Foundation's mission is to enable widespread adoption and help accelerate development of Node.js and other related modules through an open governance model that encourages participation, technical contribution, and a framework for long-term stewardship by an ecosystem invested in Node.js' success.

Node.js Foundation

Application Platforms

Node.js Foundation builds and supports the Node.js platform and other related modules. Node.js is used by tens of thousands of organizations in more than 200 countries and amasses more than 2 million downloads per month. It is the runtime of choice for high-performance, low latency applications, powering everything from enterprise applications to robots to API engines to cloud stacks to mobile websites.

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ODPi

Data & Analytics
Hortonworks, IBM, Pivotal, Splunk, VMware

ODPi is a nonprofit organization committed to simplification and standardization of the big data ecosystem with a common reference specification called ODPi Core.

Apache Hadoop, its components, and Apache Hadoop Distros are innovating very quickly and in different ways. This diversity, while healthy in many ways, also slows the big data ecosystem.

By providing a specification for a common runtime, reference implementations, and test suites, ODPi Core removes cost and complexity and accelerates the development of big data solutions.

ODPi

Data & Analytics

ODPi is committed to the simplification and standardization of the big data ecosystem with a common reference specification called ODPi Core.

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ONOS

Networking and Communications Infrastructure
AT&T, China Unicom, Ciena, Cisco, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Huawei, Intel, NEC, Nokia, NTT Communications, SK Telecom, Verizon

The Open Network Operating System (ONOS) is a software defined networking (SDN) OS for service providers that has scalability, high availability, high performance, and abstractions to make it easy to create applications and services. The platform is based on a solid architecture and has quickly matured to be feature-rich and production-ready. The community has grown to include over 50 partners and collaborators that contribute to all aspects of the project, including interesting use cases such as CORD.

Its mission is to produce the Open Source Network Operating System that will enable service providers to build real software defined networks.

ONOS

Networking and Communications Infrastructure

ONOS is an SDN operating system for service providers that has scalability, high availability, high performance, and abstractions to make it easy to create applications and services. The platform is based on a solid architecture and has quickly matured to be feature-rich and production-ready.

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Open Accessibility

Core & Operating Systems

First chartered in 2004 as the Linux Foundation Accessibility Workgroup (LFA), the Open Accessibility (A11y) Group functions today within The Linux Foundation to establish free and open standards that enable comprehensive universal access to various computing platforms, applications, and services. Open A11y makes it easier for developers, ISVs, and distributions to support assistive technologies (AT). Assistive technologies enable individuals to make full use of computer-based technology despite variability in physical or sensory abilities due to illness, aging, or disability.

AT enables individuals who are blind or visually impaired to read online text, for example, and provides the means for individuals who do not have the use of their arms and hands to write and correspond. AT also enables individuals who cannot speak or hear to participate on the telephony interfaces of today—and will support their participation on the multimodal computer interfaces of tomorrow. The Linux Foundation supports the USPTO's drive to improve the quality of software patents. The goal is to reduce the number of poor-quality patents that issue by increasing accessibility to open source software code and documentation that can be used as prior art during the patent examination process. For the open source community and many others, this means a reduction in the number of software patents that can be used to threaten software developers and users, and a resulting increase in innovation.

Open Accessibility

Core & Operating Systems

Open Accessibility is dedicated to establishing standards that make software applications accessible to persons with disabilities and that make it easier for developers to support assistive technologies.

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Open API Initiative

Application Platforms
3Scale, Apigee, Capital One, Google, IBM, Intuit, Microsoft, PayPal, Restlet

The Open API Initiative (OAI) is focused on creating, evolving, and promoting a vendor-neutral API description format. SmartBear Software has donated the Swagger Specification to the OAI as the basis for this open specification.

APIs form the connecting glue between modern applications. Nearly every application uses APIs to connect with corporate data sources, third-party data services, or other applications. Creating an open description format for API services that is vendor-neutral, portable, and open is critical to accelerating the vision of a truly connected world.

Open API Initiative

Application Platforms

The Open API Initiative is focused on creating, evolving, and promoting a vendor-neutral API description format. SmartBear Software has donated the Swagger Specification to the OAI as the basis for this open specification.

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Open Container Initiative

Cloud & Virtualization
Amazon Web Services, Apcera, Cisco, CoreOS, Docker, EMC, Fujitsu, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Pivotal, Rancher Labs, Red Hat, VMware

In the past two years, there has been rapid growth in both interest in and usage of container-based solutions. Almost all major IT vendors and cloud providers have announced container-based solutions, and there has been a proliferation of startups founded in this area as well. While the proliferation of ideas in this space is welcome, the promise of containers as a source of application portability requires the establishment of certain standards around format and runtime. While the rapid growth of the Docker project has served to make the Docker image format a de facto standard for many purposes, there is widespread interest in a more formal, open, industry specification, which is:

  • -Not bound to higher-level constructs such as a particular client or orchestration stack
  • -Not tightly associated with any particular commercial vendor or project
  • -Portable across a wide variety of operating systems, hardware, CPU architectures, public clouds, etc.

Open Container Initiative

Cloud & Virtualization

The Open Container Initiative is a lightweight, open governance project that creates open industry standards around container formats and runtime.

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Open Mainframe Project

Core & Operating Systems
ADP, BMC, CA Technologies, Canonical, Hitachi, IBM, SUSE

The Open Mainframe Project is intended to serve as a focal point for deployment and use of the Linux OS in a mainframe computing environment. The Project intends to increase collaboration across the mainframe community and to develop shared tool sets and resources. Furthermore, the Project seeks to involve the participation of academic institutions to assist in teaching and educating the mainframe Linux engineers and developers of tomorrow.

The mission of the Open Mainframe Project is to:

  • -Create an open source, technical community in which industry and community participants may easily participate and contribute to the creation of assets and materials that will benefit the ecosystem around Linux and open source software on the mainframe
  • -Include participation of leading members of the ecosystem, including end users, solution providers, application developers, and systems administrators to ensure the Open Mainframe Project addresses the needs of the community
  • -Host the infrastructure for the open source project, establishing a neutral home for community meetings, events, and collaborative discussions, and providing structure around the business and technical governance of the project.

Open Mainframe Project

Core & Operating Systems

The Open Mainframe Project serves as a focal point for deployment and use of Linux in mainframe computing environments.

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Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP)

Networking and Communications Infrastructure

The new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project brings together open source ECOMP and Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O) to allow end users to automate, design, orchestrate, and manage services and virtual functions.

Alignment of the two projects creates a harmonized and comprehensive framework for real-time, policy-driven software automation of virtual network functions that will enable software, network, IT and cloud providers and developers to rapidly create new services.

Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP)

Networking and Communications Infrastructure

The new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project brings together open source ECOMP and Open Orchestrator Project (OPEN-O) to allow end users to automate, design, orchestrate, and manage services and virtual functions.

Alignment of the two projects creates a harmonized and comprehensive framework for real-time, policy-driven software automation of virtual network functions that will enable software, network, IT and cloud providers and developers to rapidly create new services.

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Open Orchestrator

Networking and Communications Infrastructure

Open Orchestrator (OPEN-O) will bring the industry together to develop the first open source software framework and orchestrator to enable agile software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) operations.

Open Orchestrator

Networking and Communications Infrastructure

Open Orchestrator (OPEN-O) will bring the industry together to develop the first open source software framework and orchestrator to enable agile software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) operations.

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Open vSwitch

Networking and Communications Infrastructure
Red Hat, Cisco, IBM, VMware

In modern data centers, networking functions are increasingly performed by software running on servers, either as part of the application or within a hypervisor. While the traditional Layer-2 Linux bridge addresses many common networking tasks, Open vSwitch was created with a robust set of features and a high-performance design to address the rapidly growing needs of SDN and virtual networking use cases.

Today, OVS is used within multiple commercial products as well as large production environments. OVS has been ported to multiple virtualization platforms, switching chipsets, and networking hardware accelerators. OVS works on a wide variety of systems, including Linux, DPDK, Hyper-V, and FreeBSD. It is used in a variety of SDN applications, including NFV and network virtualization; it is the most widely used networking back-end in OpenStack.

Contributions to OVS span more than 300 individuals across companies including Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, HP, IBM, Intel, Red Hat and VMware. The governance is managed by a group of the top committers to the project with a variety of backgrounds and affiliations.

Open vSwitch

Networking and Communications Infrastructure

Open vSwitch, (OVS), is an open-source implementation of a distributed virtual multilayer switch. The main purpose of Open vSwitch is to provide a switching stack for hardware virtualization in a network. 

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OpenChain Project

Open Source Compliance & Best Practices

The OpenChain Project will provide a baseline process that can be customized as companies and developers see fit. It will initially provide a set of guidelines intended to be used as a basis for monitoring and developing compliance programs. OpenChain will leverage existing best practices in the Linux ecosystem, such as Debian, as well as compatible formats with the Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX), a standard format for communicating the components, licenses, and copyrights associated with a software package. The SPDX standard helps facilitate compliance with free and open source software licenses by standardizing the way license information is shared across the software supply chain.

OpenChain Project

Open Source Compliance & Best Practices

The OpenChain Project focuses on identifying common best practices in compliance programs that should be applied across a supply chain for efficient and effective compliance with open source licenses.

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OpenDaylight

Networking and Communications Infrastructure
Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel, Red Hat

The OpenDaylight foundation promotes and advances the global development, distribution, and adoption of the OpenDaylight (ODL) open source SDN platform. Founded in 2013, we maintain an independent governance and infrastructure to help ensure ODL’s development can occur in a neutral environment.

Its aim is to facilitate the growth of a strong OpenDaylight and Open SDN ecosystem by collaborating with developers, end users, and our members to produce the most relevant programs, events, and resources.

The work done by ODL is made possible by contributions from Silver, Gold, and Platinum members, as well as the countless technical contributions from its developer community. As an open source project, the ODL platform is freely available for use under the Eclipse Public License (EPL), and anyone can participate in its development.

OpenDaylight

Networking and Communications Infrastructure

OpenDaylight promotes and advances the global development, distribution, and adoption of the OpenDaylight open source SDN platform.

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OpenHPC

Data & Analytics
Allinea Software, Altair, ANSYS, Argonne National Laboratory, Atos, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, The Center for Research in Extreme Scale Technologies at Indiana University, Cray

OpenHPC is a Linux Foundation project whose mission is to provide an integrated collection of HPC-centric components that can be used to provide full-featured reference HPC software stacks. Provided components should range across the entire HPC software ecosystem, including provisioning and system administration tools, resource management, I/O services, development tools, numerical libraries, and performance analysis tools.

OpenHPC members plan to work together to:

  • -Create a stable environment for testing and validation: The community will benefit from a shared, continuous integration environment, which will feature a build environment and source control, bug tracking, user and developer forums, collaboration tools, and a validation environment
  • -Reduce Costs: By providing an open source framework for HPC environments, the overall expense of implementing and operating HPC installations will be reduced
  • -Provide a robust and diverse open source software stack: OpenHPC members will work together on the stability of the software stack, allowing for ongoing testing and validation across a diverse range of use cases
  • -Develop a flexible framework for configuration: The OpenHPC stack will provide a group of stable and compatible software components that are continually tested for optimal performance. Developers and end users will be able to use any or all of these components depending on their performance needs, and may substitute their own preferred components to fit their own use cases

OpenHPC

Data & Analytics

OpenHPC is providing an integrated collection of components that can be used to provide full-featured reference high-performance computing software stacks.

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OpenMAMA

Application Platforms
J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Merill Lynch, EMC, Exegy, Fixnetix

OpenMAMA is an open source project hosted under the auspices of The Linux Foundation, developed and designed using a collaborative effort by an open community of professionals and volunteers collectively known as contributors. Contributors include anyone who is positively contributing to the OpenMAMA Project.

About OpenMAMA:

  • -OpenMAMA is an open source project that provides a high-performance, middleware-agnostic messaging API that interfaces with a variety of message oriented middleware systems
  • -Licensed under the LGPL 2.1 license
  • -Hosted at The Linux Foundation in a neutral environment that encourages collaboration
  • -Follows open source development methods and processes
  • -Includes open and accessible mailing lists, source code repository, and bug tracking systems
  • -Participation is open to any developer, corporation, or entity, provided that they abide by the terms of the project and the LGPL 2.1

OpenMAMA

Application Platforms

OpenMAMA, a middleware-agnostic messaging API, is a lightweight, vendor-neutral integration layer for systems built on top of a variety of message-oriented middlewares. OpenMAMA seeks to enable users to develop high-performance, event-driven applications against a single standard API while providing a mechanism for easily switching between middlewares as requirements evolve.

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OpenPrinting

Core & Operating Systems

Looking for configuration or driver help? Try our CUPS Quick Start or look for your printer in the Open Printing Database. For more detail, try Till's Tutorial. If all else fails, ask a human in the forums. Researching a printer purchase? Simply browse our database. Looking for software? We host Foomaticcups-filtersprinter driver packages, and some other programs. Want to help? Here's how.

OpenPrinting

Core & Operating Systems

The OpenPrinting project has resources to help with printing under free operating systems like GNU/Linux and the BSDs or under commercial UNIX-like systems such as Solaris and Mac OS X. 

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OpenSDS

Storage

OpenSDS is an open source project community working to address software-defined storage integration challenges particularly in scale out cloud environments dealing with multiple storage platform providers.

OpenSDS

Storage

OpenSDS is an open source project community working to address software-defined storage integration challenges particularly in scale out cloud environments dealing with multiple storage platform providers.

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OpenSwitch

Networking and Communications Infrastructure
Barefoot Networks, Broadcom, Cavium, Inc., Extreme Networks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mellanox Technologies

Enterprise-grade switches power the internet by moving data packets among cloud service providers, internet service providers, corporate intranets and VPNs, data centers, civil infrastructure, and the Internet of Things. Traditional switches and network operating systems follow a proprietary and vertically integrated model, which does not allow vendors, operators, or users the flexibility to innovate and tailor networks to meet specific business needs.

OpenSwitch allows developers to build networks that prioritize business-critical workloads and functions by removing the burdens of interoperability issues and complex licensing structures that are inherent in proprietary systems. OpenSwitch is developed collaboratively, allowing users and network operators to achieve advanced performance, flexibility, and security throughout network protocols.

OpenSwitch's elegant design enables seamless interoperability with critical enterprise-scale open source technologies such as Ansible and OpenStack, and is able to integrate with other open source technologies including Broadcom Broadview, Grommit, LLDPD, P4, OpenVSwitch, and Quagga.

OpenSwitch also includes optional integration with SnapRoute's open source L2/L3 stack. The SnapRoute stack is designed with the principles of a modern network stack and safe software design, is built for developer use, and includes extensive operator control and instrumentation.

The OpenSwitch Project operates with an open governance model and accepts contributions from all interested companies and developers. Developer releases are currently available for prototyping, experimentation, and implementing on reference hardware.

OpenSwitch

Networking and Communications Infrastructure

OpenSwitch is an open source, Linux-based network operating system (NOS) designed to power enterprise-grade switches from multiple hardware vendors that will enable organizations to rapidly build datacenter networks that are customized for unique business needs.

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OPNFV

Networking and Communications Infrastructure
AT&T, Brocade, China Mobile, Cisco, Dell, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Juniper Networks, NEC, Nokia, NTT DOCOMO, Red Hat, Telecom Italia, Vodafone

OPNFV is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source platform to accelerate the introduction of new NFV products and services. As an open source project, OPNFV is uniquely positioned to bring together the work of standards bodies, open source communities, and commercial suppliers to deliver a de facto standard open source NFV platform for the industry.

By integrating components from upstream projects, the community can conduct performance and use case-based testing to ensure the platform’s suitability for NFV use cases. OPNFV will also work upstream with other open source communities to bring the learning from its work directly to those communities in the form of blueprints, patches, and code contribution.

OPNFV is mainly focused on building NFV Infrastructure (NFVI) and Virtualized Infrastructure Management (VIM) by integrating components from upstream projects such as OpenDaylight, OpenStack, Ceph Storage, KVM, Open vSwitch, and Linux. These components, along with application programmable interfaces (APIs) to other NFV elements, form the basic infrastructure required for Virtualized Network Functions (VNF) and Management and Network Orchestration (MANO) components.

OPNFV

Networking and Communications Infrastructure

OPNFV is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source platform that accelerates the introduction of new NFV products and services.

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Platform for Network Data Analytics

Data & Analytics
Cisco, Deepfield, FRINX, Intersec, Moogsoft, NGENA, Ontology, OpenDataSoft, Tupl

Today, big data analytics architectures typically consist of a number of discrete solutions integrated in silos with collections of data sources. PNDA offers an innovative approach to collecting, processing and analyzing big data. It has a streamlined data pipeline that makes it easy to surface the right data at the right time.

By decoupling data sources from data consumers, you can integrate data sources once, then make data available for any application to process. Platform apps can perform horizontally scalable data processing, while client apps can use one of several structured query interfaces or consume streams directly.

PNDA uses Kafka and Zookeeper for high-velocity data distribution. Kafka consumer applications can consume data directly, or you can create your own toolchain with modular apps that process data, then add it to Hadoop or return it to Kafka.

Platform for Network Data Analytics

Data & Analytics

Innovation in the big data space is extremely rapid, but combining multiple technologies into an end-to-end solution can be extremely complex and time-consuming. The vision of PNDA is to remove this complexity and allow you to focus on your solution. PNDA brings together a number of open source technologies to provide a simple, scalable big data analytics platform.

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R Consortium

Data & Analytics
Microsoft, RStudio, TIBCO Software Inc, Alteryx, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Mango Solutions, Ketchum Trading, Oracle

The R Consortium, Inc. is a group organized under an open source governance and foundation model to provide support to the R community, the R Foundation, and groups and individuals using, maintaining, and distributing R software.

The R language is an open source environment for statistical computing and graphics, and runs on a wide variety of computing platforms. The R language has enjoyed significant growth, and now supports over 2 million users. A broad range of industries have adopted the R language, including biotech, finance, research, and high technology industries. The R language is often integrated into third-party analysis, visualization, and reporting applications.

The central mission of the R Consortium is to work with and provide support to the R Foundation and to the key organizations developing, maintaining, distributing, and using R software through the identification, development, and implementation of infrastructure projects.

R Consortium

Data & Analytics

The R Consortium is working to advance the R language, a free and open source programming language used by statisticians, analysts, and data scientists to unlock value from data.

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Real-Time Linux Project

Core & Operating Systems
Altera, ARM, Google, Intel, IBM, National Instruments, OSADL, Texas Instruments

The Real-Time Linux (RTL) Collaborative Project was founded by industry experts to advance technologies for the robotics, telecom, manufacturing, and medical industries. The RTL Collaborative Project will initially focus on pushing critical code upstream to be reviewed and later merged into the mainline Linux kernel with ongoing support. RTL’s Thomas Gleixner, who has been maintaining the RTL branch for more than a decade, will become a Linux Foundation Fellow to dedicate even more time to this project.

Real-Time Linux Project

Core & Operating Systems

Real-Time Linux was founded by industry experts to advance technologies for the robotics, telecom, manufacturing, and medical industries, among others.

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SPDX

Open Source Compliance & Best Practices

The Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX®) specification is a standard format for communicating the components, licenses, and copyrights associated with a software package.

The SPDX standard helps facilitate compliance with free and open source software licenses by standardizing the way license information is shared across the software supply chain. SPDX reduces redundant work by providing a common format for companies and communities to share important data about software licenses and copyrights, thereby streamlining and improving compliance.

The SPDX specification is developed by the SPDX workgroup, which is hosted by The Linux Foundation. The grassroots effort includes representatives from more than 20 organizations—software, systems, and tool vendors, foundations and systems integrators—all committed to creating a standard for software package data exchange formats.

SPDX

Open Source Compliance & Best Practices

The Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX®) specification is a standard format for communicating the components, licenses, and copyrights associated with a software package.
 

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Tizen

Embedded & IoT
Intel, Samsung

Tizen is an open source project that is the home of the Tizen software platform, a mobile and device operating system based on Linux and other popular upstream projects. Tizen supports multiple device categories, such as smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, netbooks, smart watches, and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI).

The Tizen application programming interfaces are based on HTML5 and other web standards, and we anticipate that the vast majority of Tizen application development will be based on these emerging standards. These APIs will cover various platform capabilities, such as messaging, multimedia, camera, network, and social media. For those who use native code in their applications, the Tizen SDK will include a native development kit. We will open the entire Tizen software stack, from the core OS up through the core applications and polished user interfaces.

Tizen

Embedded & IoT

Tizen is the home of the Tizen software platform, a mobile and device operating system based on Linux and other popular upstream projects. Tizen supports multiple device categories, such as smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, netbooks, smart watches, and in-vehicle infotainment devices.

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TODO Group

Open Source Compliance & Best Practices
Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter

Open source is part of the fabric of each of our companies. Between us, our open source programs enable us to use, contribute to, and maintain thousands of projects, both large and small.

These programs face many challenges, such as ensuring high-quality and frequent releases, engaging with developer communities, and contributing back to other projects effectively.

The members of the TODO Group are committed to working together in order to overcome these challenges. We will be sharing experiences, developing best practices, and working on common tooling. 

TODO Group

Open Source Compliance & Best Practices

Talk Openly Develop Openly (TODO) is an open group of companies—including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter—that want to collaborate on practices, tools, and other ways to run successful and effective open source projects and programs.

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Xen Project

Cloud & Virtualization
Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, AMD, ARM, Bromium, Cavium, Citrix, Intel, NetApp, Oracle, Rackspace, Verizon

The Xen Project is the leading open source virtualization platform that is powering some of the largest clouds in production today. Amazon Web Services, Aliyun, Rackspace Public Cloud, Verizon Cloud, and many hosting services use Xen Project software. Plus, it is integrated into multiple cloud orchestration projects like OpenStack.

The Xen Project team is a global open source community that develops the Xen Project Hypervisor and its associated subprojects. Xen (pronounced /’zɛn/) Project has its origins in the ancient greek term Xenos (ξένος), which can be used to refer to guest-friends whose relationship is constructed under the ritual of xenia ("guest-friendship"), which in turn is a wordplay on the idea of guest operating systems as well as a community of developers and users.

Xen Project

Cloud & Virtualization

The Xen Project is the leading open source virtualization platform that is powering some of the largest clouds in production today. Amazon Web Services, Aliyun, Rackspace Public Cloud, Verizon Cloud, and many hosting services use Xen Project software. 

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Yocto Project

Core & Operating Systems
AMD, Broadcom, Linaro, LG, Texas Instruments

The Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools, and methods to help you create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products, regardless of the hardware architecture. It was founded in 2010 as a collaboration among many hardware manufacturers, open source operating systems vendors, and electronics companies.

As an open source project, the Yocto Project operates with a hierarchical governance structure based on meritocracy and managed by its chief architect, Richard Purdie, a Linux Foundation fellow. This enables the project to remain independent of any one of its member organizations, who participate in various ways and provide resources to the project.

Yocto Project

Core & Operating Systems

The Yocto Project provides templates, tools, and methods to help users create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products, regardless of the hardware architecture. 

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Zephyr Project

Embedded & IoT
Intel, NXP, Synopsys

Zephyr Project is a small, scalable, real-time operating system for use on resource-constrained systems supporting multiple architectures. Developers are able to tailor their optimal solution. As a true open source project, the community can evolve the Zephyr Project to support new hardware, developer tools, and sensor and device drivers. Advancements in security, device management capabilities, connectivity stacks, and file systems can be easily implemented.

Zephyr Project

Embedded & IoT

Zephyr Project is a small, scalable, real-time operating system for use on resource-constrained systems supporting multiple architectures. 

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