Generative AI, particularly Large Language Models (LLMs), is rapidly becoming key to enterprise and cross-industry applications. LLMs have versatile applications including:

  • Text generation
  • Natural language understanding
  • Conversational dialog, code generation
  • Emerging multi-modal capabilities

The LF AI & Data Generative AI Commons is committed to promoting the democratization, advancement, and adoption of efficient, secure, reliable, and ethical Generative AI open source innovations.

Through neutral governance, open and transparent collaboration, and education, the Generative AI Commons fosters open source and open-science principles. This initiative aims to create a neutral and inclusive community where organizations collaborate and contribute to developing enterprise-ready platforms, effectively filling a critical gap in the generative AI landscape.


A non-profit that hosts and promotes the collaborative development of open source projects (sw, hw, standards)


Trusted neutral foundation hosting projects and their IP, encourages organizations to collaborate & contribute

Open Governance

Open, transparent and fair governance model across all efforts and projects


3000+ members, 900+ projects, leading OSS technologies in all sectors


Initial Gen AI Commons Workstreams

Trusted AI Models

  • Hosted generative models
  • Tools and applications
  • AI app frameworks

Ethical Datasets

  • Open datasets
  • Pre-processing tools
  • Vector databases

AI Frameworks

  • Model openness
  • Responsible AI
  • Reference architectures

Advancing AI

  • AI advocacy
  • Best practices
  • Training and certification