Projects Directory

Want to get involved in open source? Explore our project directory. The Linux Foundation is home to 100+ open source projects, including some of the most influential and fastest-growing communities across cloud, networking, embedded and IoT, blockchain and data, platforms, security, and open source project management. We welcome your participation.
ACRN is an open source reference hypervisor built to meets the unique needs of embedded IoT development.
Acumos AI
Acumos AI aims to make artificial intelligence (AI) available to everyone by providing a common framework and platform for the free exchange of machine learning solutions.
Akraino Edge Stack
Akraino Edge Stack will create an open source software stack supporting high-availability cloud services optimized for edge computing systems and applications.
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.
Automotive Grade Linux
Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is an open source project that aims...
Carrier Grade Linux
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.
The Community Health Analytics Open Source Software project (CHAOSS) is focused on creating the analytics and metrics to help define community health.
Civil Infrastructure Platform
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 ...
Cloud Foundry
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is an independent nonprofit organiz...
Cloud Native Computing Foundation
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s mission is to create a...
The CNI (Container Network Interface) project consists of a specification and libraries for writing plugins to configure network interfaces in Linux containers, along with a number of supported plugins. CNI concer...
Code Aurora
Code Aurora is a consortium of companies with open source projects serving the mobile wireless ecosystem.
Community Data License Agreement
CDLA license agreements establish a framework for collaborative sharing of data based on principles proven to work in open source software communities.
An industry-standard container runtime with an emphasis on simplicity, robustness and portability.
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 t...
Core Embedded Linux Project
The mission of the Core Embedded Linux Project is to provide a vendor neutral place to discuss and establish core embedded Linux technologies.
Core Infrastructure Initiative
The Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) is a multimillion-dollar project to fund and support critical elements of the global information infrastructure.
CoreDNS provides DNS service discovery for the cloud and more.
The goal of the project is to explore how source code evolves with each contribution and over time. One of its main applications is the creation of a token-based view of the source code, deconstructing the code into the sm...
The Disaggregated Network Operating System (DANOS) project enables community collaboration across network hardware, forwarding, and operating system layers.
DiaMon Workgroup
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...
DPDK is the Data Plane Development Kit that consists of libraries to accelerate packet processing workloads running on a wide variety of CPU architectures.
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, ...
EdgeX Foundry
EdgeX Foundry™ is a vendor-neutral open source project hosted by The Linux Foundation building a common open framework for IoT edge computing.
Envoy, a CNCF project, is a service mesh originally created at Lyft, and now used inside companies including Google, Apple, Netflix, and more.
The Fast Data Project (, "Fido," is a Linux Foundation project that provides an IO services framework for the next wave of network and storage software.
Fluentd is an open source logging solution to unify data collection and consumption.
FOSSology is a proven, trusted tool for open source license comp...
FRRouting (FRR) is an IP routing protocol suite for Unix and Linux platforms which includes protocol daemons for BGP, IS-IS, LDP, OSPF, PIM, and RIP, and the community is working to make this the best routing protocol stac...
gRPC is a high-performance, open source universal RPC framework....
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 transfor...
IO Visor Project
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 applica...
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...
Jaeger, a CNCF project, is a distributed tracing system developed by Uber to monitor its large microservices environment, and is now used a collection of companies including Red Hat, SeatGeek, and Under Armour.
JanusGraph is a scalable graph database optimized for storing and querying graphs containing hundreds of billions of vertices and edges distributed across a multi...
JS Foundation
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 th...
Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications.
Let’s Encrypt
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).
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 tha...
Linux Standard Base (LSB)
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 involve...
LinuxBoot is working to improve system boot performance and reliability by replacing some firmware functionality with a Linux kernel and runtime.
The LTSI is an ecosystem-wide collaborative project to create and maintain long-term sustainable kernel.
A hosted CNCF project, NATS is a mature, high-performance, lightweight, and secure cloud native messaging system.
Node.js Foundation
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. I...
Notary, a CNCF project, is an implementation of TUF, another CNCF project, designed to establish trust over digital content via strong cryptography.
The OACA is community-led Linux Foundation project to enable innovative, safe and agile use of cloud computing for business value.
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 a...
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 an...
Open Accessibility (A11y) Group
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 ...
Open Container Initiative
In the past two years, there has been rapid growth in both inter...
Open Mainframe Project
The Open Mainframe Project is intended to serve as a focal point...
Open Network Automation Platform
The new Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project brings t...
Open Printing
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Open Security Controller
Open Security Controller Project is a software-defined security orchestration solution that automates deployment of virtualized network security functions, like next-generation firewall, intrusion prevention systems and ap...
Open vSwitch
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 co...
OpenAPI Initiative
The OpenAPI Initiative (OAI) is focused on creating, evolving, and promoting a vendor-neutral API description format.
The OpenBMC Project community is defining a baseboard management controller stack that will work across heterogeneous systems, including enterprise, HPC, telco, and cloud-scale data centers.
OpenChain Project
The OpenChain Project will provide a baseline process that can b...
The OpenDaylight foundation promotes and advances the global dev...
OpenHPC is a Linux Foundation project whose mission is to provid...
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 contribu...
The mission of the OpenMessaging project is to collaboratively develop: vendor-neutral and language-independent industry standards and guidelines for the use of messaging applications across industries.
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.
Enterprise-grade switches power the internet by moving data pack...
OpenTracing – A vendor-neutral open standard for distributed tracing.
OPNFV is a carrier-grade, integrated, open source platform to ac...
Today, big data analytics architectures typically consist of a n...
Power your metrics and alerting with a leading open source monitoring solution – Prometheus.
R Consortium, Inc.
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 s...
Real-Time Linux
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 ...
RethinkDB is the first open-source, scalable JSON database built from the ground up for the realtime web. It inverts the traditional database architecture by exposing an exciting new access model – instead of polling for...
An application container engine developed for modern production cloud-native environments. rkt is designed to be secure, composable, and standards-based. provides network routing topologies for software-defined applications. The project tackles the challenge of tracking and analyzing network routing topology data in real time for those using BGP as a control protoco...
Software Package Data Exchange
The Software Package Data Exchange® (SPDX®) specification is a...
Sound Open Firmware
SOF includes digital signal processing firmware and an SDK that together provide infrastructure and development tools for developers working on audio or signal processing. They are platform- and architecture-agnostic....
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 s...
TODO Group
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.  
CNCF project, The Update Framework (TUF) is a specification for securing software-update systems against attacks that occur during updates or initial installations.
Tungsten Fabric
Tungsten Fabric is an open source network virtualization solution for providing connectivity and security for virtual, containerized or bare-metal workloads.
Vitess, a CNCF project, is a database clustering system for horizontal scaling of MySQL through generalized sharding.
Xen Project
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 servi...
Yocto Project
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 fou...
Zephyr Project
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...