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New LF AI & Data Members Welcome – Q1 & Q2 2023

By May 30, 2023No Comments

In an exciting wave of growth and collaboration, the LF AI & Data Foundation has witnessed a remarkable expansion of its community in the first half of 2023. A total of eight dynamic organizations have joined our ecosystem.

Emphasizing their dedication to fostering the advancement of the LF AI & Data Foundation and their embrace of open-source technology, six esteemed organizations have come on board as General members. Their participation amplifies the foundation’s mission and paves the way for groundbreaking innovations. Furthermore, two exceptional entities have joined as Associate members.

Their presence underscores the foundation’s inclusive ethos and highlights the broad support it receives from varied sectors. Together, these new members form an ever-expanding community of expertise and collaboration, propelling the LF AI & Data Foundation into an exciting new chapter of progress and impact.

Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, Executive Director of LF AI & Data, shared his excitement about the new members: “We are thrilled to welcome these organizations to our membership community. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the open source AI and Data domain. We are excited to collaborate with them and create new opportunities for our community.”

Let’s take a closer look at each of the new members.


General Members


BasicAI is an MLOps software company created with one mission: to speed up the evolution of the AI landscape and to build a more intelligent world together. 

To progress our mission, our team of data scientists & engineers have built the world-first open-source platform for multimodal training data, Xtreme1. We believe that data is the keystone of artificial intelligence. This belief is why we have designed Xtreme1 to be the most accessible and collaborative ML training data platform in the world. Xtreme1 boasts a variety of data labeling, curation, visualization, & versioning features and is now rapidly growing as a part of the Linux Foundation’s highly selective section: ‘The LF AI & Data’.


Astronomer is a modern platform for data engineering. From small businesses to large enterprises, Astronomer allows innovative organizations to have access to all of their data in near real-time. Connecting to virtually any data source, Astronomer’s platform makes it quick and easy to securely capture and transport data to any destination. Astronomer also provides data science and analytical support to provide a turn-key solution for organizations looking to modernize their operations and business intelligence.


Alibaba Group, founded in 1999, is a company that helps connect businesses to other businesses through cloud computing, logistics, core commerce, local services sectors, and mobile media and entertainment. Alibaba Group is headquartered in the Xixi District of Hangzhou, China, and maintains offices in China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, Russia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


DMetaSoul offers a one-stop big data intelligent platform for new infrastructure, including cloud-native data services and a one-stop AI development platform. They aim to promote the development of the digital economy and make big data and AI more accessible for diverse industries.


The “Chinese Software Developer Network” or “China Software Developer Network”, empowers 100 million technical professionals and aims to become the home of technical communication and growth. Founded in 1999, CSDN is a globally renowned Chinese language developer website providing comprehensive services for IT professionals and technology enterprises. 


Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 162, 000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. The company uses its experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with its customers. Fujitsu Limited reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. Fujitsu is the world’s fourth-largest IT services provider and No.1 in Japan. Fujitsu is among the world’s top five providers of servers. FORTUNE named Fujitsu as one of ‘the World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. Fujitsu Group holds about 97, 000 patents worldwide. Fujitsu is part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (World), FTSE4Good Index Series, and Oekom research. 


Associate members


Ewha Womans University is a private women’s university in Seoul founded in 1886 by Mary F.



NIPA devotes itself to reinforcing the competitiveness of the ICT industry and contributes to economic growth through efficient support and laying the groundwork for industrial technology promotion.



LF AI & Data Foundation’s continued momentum is driven by a growing community of contributors and supporters, and we are thrilled to welcome these new members to our community. We look forward to partnering with these new LF AI & Data Foundation members to help support open source innovation and projects within the AI and data space. Welcome to our new members!

Interested in joining the LF AI & Data community as a member? Learn more here and email for more information and/or questions. 

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