At the 2016 Embedded Linux Conference in San Diego, CA, the Linux Foundation has announced the launch of the Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) to advance open source technology for essential services and civic infrastructure like electricity, oil and gas, health care, communications, transportation, and more.
From the announcement:
The Civil Infrastructure Platform will aim to work upstream with the Linux kernel and other open source projects to establish a “base layer” of industrial-grade software. This base layer will enable the use of software building blocks that meet safety, security, reliability and other requirements that are critical to industrial and civil infrastructure projects. As an open source software project built collaboratively across industries, the platform will address major challenges civil infrastructure projects face:
Launch sponsors include Hitachi, Siemens, Toshiba, and their goals including speeding up implementation of civil infrastructure, establishing de-facto standards, and providing long-term stability to civil infrastructure code.