Linux Foundation is a technology association of several companies that helps to scale open source projects. Linux Foundation provides platforms to support the sustainability of the open source ecosystem by providing various services, events, and training.
LFX is a suite of tools built by the Linux Foundation to facilitate every aspect of open source development. The toolkit operationalizes the organization’s proven methodology for transforming projects into category leaders, providing direct support to projects and empowering open source developers to write better, more secure code and grow sustainable ecosystems. With 11 tools currently available and more on the roadmap for early next year, the LFX toolkit is one of the most comprehensive platforms built specifically for the open technology ecosystem.
The world runs on open source, and projects need more than a version or source control system to scale. The Linux Foundation has evolved a proven methodology to transform projects into category leaders. LFX operationalizes this approach, providing a suite of tools built to facilitate every aspect of open source development.
Available tools include...
- Individual Dashboard is your self-service hub for all of your open source activity. Build your personal profile, manage credentials and contact details, update your affiliations, and track your community participation all in one place.
- Crowdfunding makes it possible for open source projects to raise money from individuals and organizations who believe in what they're building. Projects receive 100% of donations and manage their own funds.
- Landscape is an open sourced tool that lets you build a visual map of your ecosystem. Organize your contributors and related projects to better analyze how everyone fits into your project development.
- Community Events lets you easily host and manage events for your project community. Whether planning a virtual conference or working with local meetup organizers, our robust platform has you covered.
Developers and sponsors of open source projects hosted by The Linux Foundation can benefit from these tools today. Simply log in with your Linux Foundation account and get started. Other tools, including Crowdfunding and Mentorship, provide valuable resources to community projects and the extended open source community.
The LFX tools are provided as a value to developers and sponsors of open source projects hosted by the Linux Foundation. No fees of any kind are assessed to open source projects on the platform.
Simply log into [Project Control Center] using your Linux Foundation account and follow the step-by-step instructions. The application process takes just a few minutes, then your submission will be reviewed by the LFX team. You’ll receive a communication from us once your project has been set up.
Please note: Only project maintainers or collaborators with administrative control can set up a project in LFX.
LFX supports one maintainer per project at this time. This user serves as admin of the project within the platform.