Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation (LF) is dedicated to building sustainable ecosystems around open source projects to accelerate technology development and commercial adoption. The largest open source non-profit organization, it works to promote, protect, and advance Linux and collaborative development and support the “greatest shared technology resources in history.”

It began in 2000 under the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) and became the organization it is today when OSDL merged with the Free Standards Group (FSG). The Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and lead maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman and is supported by members such as AT&T, Cisco, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, Oracle, Qualcomm, Samsung, and VMware, as well as developers from around the world.

In recent years, the Linux Foundation has expanded its services through events, training and certification, and open source projects. Projects hosted at the Linux Foundation include Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), Hyperledger, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Cloud Foundry Foundation, Xen Project, and many others.

Hyperledger is an umbrella project of open source blockchains and related tools, started in December 2015 by the Linux Foundation, to support the collaborative development of blockchain-based distributed ledgers. The founding members of the project were announced in February 2016 and ten further members and the makeup of the governing board were announced March 29, 2018. On May 19, Brian Behlendorf was appointed executive director of the project.

The objective of the project is to advance cross-industry collaboration by developing blockchains and distributed ledgers, with a particular focus on improving the performance and reliability of these systems (as compared to comparable cryptocurrency designs) so that they are capable of supporting global business transactions by major technological, financial and supply chain companies.

Top Five Reasons to Attend Hyperledger Global Forum
September 26th, 2018

In just over two months, the global Hyperledger community will gather in Basel, Switzerland, for the inaugural Hyperledger Global Forum.

Goldman Sachs Leads The $250 Million Series E Funding Round of Tradeshift
May 31st, 2018

The latest funding will be used towards Tradeshift’s growth initiatives along with strategic investments in blockchain and artificial intelligence.

Hyperledger Reaches Significant Milestone with Fabric 1.0 Release
July 12th, 2017

The release of Fabric 1.0 means Hyperledger believes its code is fully ready for implementation.

Daimler AG Joins Hyperledger Project as Premier Member
February 22nd, 2017

Daimler AG has become one of 115 members of the Hyperledger Project working on the creation of common distributed ledger technology.

Hyperledger Announces ‘Iroha’ Project Developed by Blockchain Company Soramitsu
November 2nd, 2016

Iroha will allow even more developers to create projects and applications based on the distributed ledger technology.

Linux Foundation’s Blockchain Project Hyperledger Announces Airbus as a Premier Member
August 17th, 2016

French airplanes manufacturer, Airbus, officially joined the Hyperledger Project, a blokchian intitative launched by the Linux Foundation almost a year ago.

Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project Announces New Members and Code Proposals
February 9th, 2016

Now the total number of Hyperledger Project members makes up 30.

Digital Asset Holdings Discloses New Details About Its Hyperledger Platform
January 25th, 2016

Digital Asset is excited to announce that Hyperledger has become one of the most highly requested project participants in the Linux Foundation’s history.