In a world where GitHub use is ubiquitous, it is no longer sufficient for a software foundation to offer just a software repo, mailing list, and website. An enhanced set of services is required as it facilitates increased adoption. The list below represents each of the services that the LF AI Foundation provides to any project. Host your project with us because of the following:

Foundation

  • A neutral home for your project increases the willingness of developers from other enterprise software companies, start-ups and independent developers to collaborate, contribute, and become committers
  • Endorsement by members of the LF AI’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is an independent signal of the quality of your project
  • Existing committers still control your project, and we just ask that you document a neutral governance process

Program Management

  • Leverage the expertise of our parent organization, The Linux Foundation, which hosts other successful projects and several umbrella foundations including CNCF, Hyperledger, and Edge
  • Access to full-time LF AI staff who are eager to assist your project in myriad ways and help make it successful

Event Management

  • Events are a part of LF AI’s core strategy. We help your project build a community with face-to-face interaction and knowledge sharing
  • LF AI hosts several LF AI Days per year in different geographies that encourage project involvement. LF AI Days is a series of regional, one-day events hosted and organized by local LF AI ecosystem members — including industry, service providers, academia, and start-ups. LF AI also hosts the LF AI Summit co-located with the Linux Foundation Open Source Summit (NA, EU, Asia), a 3-day event, focused on open source AI, ML, DL.
  • Travel funding available through the Linux Foundation for your non-corporate-backed developers and to increase  attendance of women and other underrepresented minorities: https://events.linuxfoundation.org/travel-fund-request/
  • LF AI assists with sponsorship leads, media introductions, co-location opportunities and marketing of events
  • LF AI provides a booth at major LF events that our hosted projects use for demo purposes and to connect with their users. We also host “Meet the Maintainers” sessions at LF AI booth, promote projects and help connect users and developers

Marketing Services and Programs

LF AI provides a full portfolio of marketing services to support community and ecosystem engagement. This includes:

  • Content ranging from the LF AI blog, white papers, posters, presentations, and more
  • Oversee blog editorial calendars and writing, editing, and/or identifying and funding freelancers to develop content
  • Help develop the project website and other required creative work

Marketing Communications

  • Generate positive media and analyst coverage to create greater awareness of project milestones, community growth, and developer engagement
  • Promote project news and milestones through other channels: journalists, analysts, and news releases/blogs
  • Develop thought leadership reports, surveys, success stories, and case studies
  • Manage social media channels (Twitter, LinkedIn)

Legal Services

  • CLA system that integrates with GitHub 
  • DCO system that integrates with GitHub
  • Access to LF AI and LF staff should any legal questions arise
  • Hosting the trademarks of the projects

China Presence

We have a professional staff located in China that can help your project present at local meetups and events. We also host the LF AI Day in China annually and offer a booth at major AI events as recommended by our members in that geography