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The LF AI & Data Foundation connects you with innovative technical projects, companies, and developer communities that are transforming artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning. By joining now, your membership will showcase your support for community-driven open source solutions, and accelerates the development and adoption of AI, ML, DL, and Data.

Join LF AI & Data to take an active role in supporting the growth and evolution of the open source AI ecosystem:

  • Network with other members of LF AI & Data
  • Support the community by helping fund services that LF AI & Data hosted projects rely on
  • Demonstrate thought leadership in the open source AI, ML, DL, and Data space
  • Raise awareness of LF AI & Data hosted projects so they can quickly reach critical mass

LF AI members receive the opportunity to participate in unique, wide-reaching networking and marketing programs. These programs provide a trusted, neutral view of projects being used to deliver real value to customers. Differentiate and be seen as a leader in the open source AI, ML, DL, and Data space.

Become a member of LF AI & Data and you can immediately take advantage of these opportunities:

  • LF AI & Data Outreach Committee: Participate in the Outreach Committee to engage with your peers in the open source AI, ML, DL, and Data space. Help craft upstream artifacts that will enable you to reuse or remix these materials to better serve your customers. Working together, we can synthesize the stories of the disparate projects into a cohesive narrative to clearly communicate the value of the open source AI, ML, DL, and Data ecosystem.
  • LF AI & Data Blog: Showcase your thought-leadership and industry commentary, as well as share technical walkthroughs for LF AI hosted projects.
  • LF AI & Data TAC Contributor: LF AI & Data’s Technical Advisory Council (TAC) provides technical leadership to the LF AI & Data open source AI, ML, DL, and Data community. Its functions include defining and maintaining the technical vision for the LF AI Foundation, approving new projects, and removing or archiving old ones. TAC Contributors are representatives from LF AI & Data member companies that assist the TAC in providing technical due diligence for potential projects, assisting projects and working groups, and producing technical content.
  • Interactive Landscape Placement: LF AI & Data’s interactive landscape is a comprehensive survey of all open source AI, ML, DL, and Data projects. LF AI & Data membership is recognized in the pop-up view of your projects, and the default view of the landscape shows LF AI & Data member items before non-members.
  • Speaking Opportunities: LF AI & Data organizes a number of events around the world (LF AI & Data Days and LF AI & Data Summits), and we often ask members to support and represent LF AI & Data at such events. LF AI & Data Days are a series of regional, one-day events hosted and organized by local LF AI & Data ecosystem members — including industry, service providers, academia, and start-ups — with support from LF AI & Data and its hosted projects.
  • Linux Foundation Membership: The Linux Foundation (LF) is the organization of choice for building sustainable open source ecosystems. When you join LF AI & Data, you also join the LF. This allows your organization to engage with the larger open source community, including representatives from more than 1,400 of the top technology companies around the world. You can access leadership in open source compliance, legal issues, and technology excellence. Members also receive exclusive access to events like the Open Source Leadership Summit and Legal Summits. Members can also choose to engage with the LF’s TODO Group to help establish open source best practices at their company.

To participate in LF AI & Data as a corporate member requires companies to be a corporate member of The Linux Foundation. The Linux Foundation is the umbrella home of over 50 projects and provides the legal entity and resources (finance, accounting, audit) as well as broad array of support resources to help companies leverage open source to their business benefit and to help protect and advance open source.

The Linux Foundation has Platinum ($500,000), Gold ($100,000) and Silver membership levels. Silver dues are based on total corporate consolidated headcount of the parent company.

If you have any questions and would like to be contacted by LF AI & Data prior to submitting the membership sign up form above, please submit a request here and we’ll get in touch with you shortly.

Explore the benefits of joining as an organization

Amplify your brand

Leverage LF AI & Data global reach to drive your go-to-market strategies with our marketing programs.


Showcase thought leadership across key technology trends

Engage with our projects and committees, network with fellow members, and help shape the open source AI and data ecosystem.


Engage with the AI & data community

Connect with the foundation of doers to attract high caliber engineering talent and change the future of AI and data technologies.


Pick a membership level to suit your organization


The Associate membership is a free complimentary membership limited to academic and non-profit organizations and institutions.

Member and marketing mailing lists
Monthly calls to meet other AI and data marketing experts
Receive discounts on LF AI & Data events
Display LF AI & Data membership logos on your website – The logo will also be displayed on the LF AI & Data website and in marketing materials
Interactive landscape placement as a member
Announcement in the quarterly LF AI & Data New Member announcement
Everything included in Academic/Nonprofit, plus:
Run for Governing Board – Voice your opinions amongst the leaders in the industry and help determine the strategic direction of LF AI & Data
Participate in online programs to build thought leadership
Submit vendor-neutral content to LF AI & Data blog
Receive greater insight into LF AI & Data strategy and project roadmaps through increased engagement with the Executive Director and staff
Support project adoption with end-user case studies
Receive discounts on Linux Foundation and LF AI & Data event registration
Host an LF AI & Data Community Day
Access to the TODO Group to meet other open source organizations

The General membership is for organizations that want to support LF AI & Data and its mission. Organizations that join at the General level are deeply committed to using open source AI technology, helping LF AI & Data grow, voicing the opinions of their customers, and giving back to the community.

See General Pricing Scale
Everything included in General, plus:
Board seat on the LF AI & Data Governing Board
One (1) voting representative in any subcommittee or activity of LF AI & Data
Personalized executive engagement from LF AI & Data and LF leadership teams:
– Open source strategy e.g. donating a project, running an open source program office
Enjoy most prominent placement in displays of membership including website, landscape, and marketing materials
Increased access to The Linux Foundation’s invitation-only Open Source Leadership Summit
Create an individualized press release upon membership announcement with the LF AI & Data PR team

Premier is the highest tier of membership for organizations contributing heavily to open source AI and Data, and bringing their own projects to be hosted at the Foundation. They work in concert with the Foundation team members and take the most active role in enabling the open source AI and Data ecosystem.

See Premier Pricing

Note: LF AI & Data membership also requires companies to be corporate members of The Linux Foundation. Pricing above includes the cost of annual membership at the Silver level in The Linux Foundation. A discount of $5,000 to $20,000 is available for existing Linux Foundation members who join LF AI & Data.

Level Not Yet LF Member Already LF Member
Premier  $120,000 (USD) $100,000 (USD)
General $45,000 (USD) 5,000+
$30,000 (USD) 2,000 – 4,999
$25,000 (USD) 500 – 1,999
$10,000 (USD) Up To 499
$25,000 (USD) 5,000+
$15,000 (USD) 2,000 – 4,999
$10,000 (USD) 500 – 1,999
$5,000 (USD) Up To 499
Associate (Pre-Approved Non-Profits, Open Source Projects and Government Entities) with $0 associated.


Looking for a helpful presentation you can use to build support for joining LF AI & Data? View the overview deck.
For everything else, your LF AI & Data Membership team is here to help: