Launched four years ago, LF Edge has become the center of gravity for some of the most impactful open source edge computing projects in the world, building an open, modular framework for edge computing. Check out the section below on the 2022 LF Edge Annual Report update from Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking, Edge & IoT at the Linux Foundation.
Entering its fourth year as an umbrella project, LF Edge continues to grow and thrive, with more and more deployments and use cases across the globe and across verticals, from Telco, to Smart Home, to Industrial IoT, to AI, Robotics, and more. Check out the section below on the 2022 LF Edge Annual Report update from the LF Edge Board, written by Tina Tsou, Enterprise Architect, Arm and LF Edge Governing Board Chair.
As we enter into 2023, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the great progress made as a community last year. Although we’re learning to live with a global pandemic, an uncertain economy, and more colorful geopolitical issues, all of these challenges didn’t slow down the growth of open source communities; with more innovation, and integration across verticals as the industry marches towards digital innovation.
One of the things that makes me most proud of LF Edge project is the fact that the community did not miss a beat in our work-from-home virtual world. In 2022, the number of LF Edge contributors increased by 138%, with an average of 1,120+ contributors per year. With 65+ members and 25%+ year-over-year membership growth, more and more organizations have joined LF Edge’s mission of unifying and providing edge computing projects, IoT frameworks and solutions/blueprints to serve the needs of Telecom Edge, Cloud Edge, IoT Edge, Industrial IoT Edge, Enterprise Edge markets, and more.
I wanted to also take a moment to look ahead to 2023, as well as recognize how the edge industry has shifted over the past year. 2022 was the tipping point for 5G, Edge & IoT deployments, all possible with Open Solutions, Open Collaboration and Open Communities. This year, the global collaboration in open source projects (including LF Edge) is better than ever. Our community has worked collaboratively across geopolitical and macroeconomic headwinds, which we intend to continue in 2023.
I’d like to close by thanking our entire community and ecosystem of members, developers, partners, and users. I hope to see more in-person or virtual collaboration happen in LF Edge this year. Here’s to a fantastic 2023 as we build the last cloud together — the edge!
Read the full 2022 LF Edge Annual Report, with community highlights from all LF Edge projects, TSC Chair, General Manager, Outreach Chair, and more.