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Linux Foundation Announces an Intent to Form the OpenWallet Foundation

A Consortium of Companies and Non Profit Organizations Collaborating to Create an Open Source Software Stack to Advance a Plurality of Interoperable Wallets

DUBLIN—September 13, 2022—The Linux Foundation, a global nonprofit organization enabling innovation through open source, today announced the intention to form the OpenWallet Foundation (OWF), a new collaborative effort to develop open source software to support interoperability for a wide range of wallet use cases. The initiative already benefits from strong support including leading companies across technology, public sector, and industry vertical segments, and standardization organizations.

The mission of the OWF is to develop a secure, multi-purpose open source engine anyone can use to build interoperable wallets. The OWF aims to set best practices for digital wallet technology through collaboration on open source code for use as a starting point for anyone who strives to build interoperable, secure, and privacy-protecting wallets.

The OWF does not intend to publish a wallet itself, nor offer credentials or create any new standards. The community will focus on building an open source software engine that other organizations and companies can leverage to develop their own digital wallets.  The wallets will support a wide variety of use cases from identity to payments to digital keys and aim to achieve feature parity with the best available wallets.

Daniel Goldscheider, who started the initiative, said, “With the OpenWallet Foundation we push for a plurality of wallets based on a common core. I couldn’t be happier with the support this initiative has received already and the home it found at the Linux Foundation.”

Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemllin said, “We are convinced that digital wallets will play a critical role for digital societies. Open software is the key to interoperability and security. We are delighted to host the OpenWallet Foundation and excited for its potential.”

OpenWallet Foundation will be featured in a keynote presentation at Open Source Summit Europe on 14 September 2022 at 9:00 AM IST (GMT +1) and a panel at 12:10 PM IST (GMT +1). In order to participate virtually and/or watch the sessions on demand, you can register here

Pramod Varma, Chief Architect Aadhaar & India Stack, said, “Verifiable credentials are becoming an essential digital empowerment tool for billions of people and small entities. India has been at the forefront of it and is going all out to convert all physical certificates into digitally verifiable credentials via the very successful Digilocker system. I am very excited about the OWF effort to create an interoperable and open source credential wallet engine to supercharge the credentialing infrastructure globally.”

“Universal digital wallet infrastructure will create the ability to carry tokenized identity, money, and objects from place to place in the digital world. Massive business model change is coming, and the winning digital business will be the one that earns trust to directly access the real data in our wallets to create much better digital experiences,” said David Treat, Global Metaverse Continuum Business Group & Blockchain lead, Accenture. “We are excited to be part of the launch and development of an open-source basis for digital wallet infrastructure to help ensure consistency, interoperability, and portability with privacy, security, and inclusiveness at the core by design.”

Drummond Reed, Director of Trust Services at Avast, a brand of NortonLifeLock, said, “We’re on a mission to protect digital freedom for everyone. Digital freedom starts with the services used by the individual and the ability to reclaim their personal information and reestablish trust in digital exchanges. Great end point services start with the core of digital identity wallet technology. We are proud to be a founding supporter of the OpenWallet Foundation because collaboration, interoperability, and open ecosystems are essential to the trusted digital future that we envision.”

“The mobile wallet industry has seen significant advances in the last decade, changing the way people manage and spend their money, and the tasks that these wallets can perform have rapidly expanded. Mobile wallets are turning into digital IDs and a place to store documents whereby the security requirements are further enhanced,” said Taka Kawasaki CoFounder of Authlete Inc. “We understand the importance of standards that ensure interoperability as a member of the OpenID Foundation and in the same way we are excited to work with the Linux Foundation to develop a robust implementation to ensure the highest levels in security.”

“Providing secure identity and validated credential services are key for enabling a high assurance health care service. The OpenWallet Foundation could contribute a key role in promoting the deployment of highly effective secure digital health care systems that benefits the industry,” said Robert Samuel, Executive Director of Technology Research & Innovation, CVS Health.

“Daon provides the digital identity verification/proofing and authentication technology that enables digital trust at scale and on a global basis”, said Conor White, President – Americas at Daon, “Our experience with VeriFLY demonstrated the future importance of digital wallets for consumers and we look forward to supporting the OpenWallet Foundation.”

“We are building and issuing wallets for decentralized identity applications for several years now. Momentum and interest for this area has grown tremendously, far beyond our own community. It is now more important than ever that a unified wallet core embracing open standards is created, with the ambition to become the global standard. The best industry players are pulling together under the OpenWallet Foundation. esatus AG is proud to be among them as experience, expertise, and technology contributo,” said Dr. Andre Kudra, CIO, esatus AG 

Kaliya Young, Founder & Principal, Identity Woman in Business, said, “As our lives become more and more digital, it is critical to have strong and interoperable digital wallets that can properly safeguard our digital properties, whether it is our identities, data, or money. We are very excited to see the emergence of the OpenWallet Foundation, particularly its mission to bring key stakeholders together to create a core wallet engine (instead of another wallet) that can empower the actual wallet providers to build better products at lower cost. We look forward to supporting this initiative by leveraging our community resources and knowledge/expertise to develop a truly collaborative movement.”

Masa Mashita, Senior Vice President, Strategic Innovations, JCB Co., Ltd. said, “Wallets for the identity management as well as the payment will be a key function for the future user interface. The concept of OpenWallet will be beneficial for the interoperability among multiple industries and jurisdictions.”

“Secure and open wallets will allow individuals the world over to store, combine and use their credentials in new ways – allowing them to seamlessly assert their identity, manage payments, access services, etc., and empower them with control of their data. This brings together many of our efforts in India around identity, payments, credentials, data empowerment, health, etc. in an open manner, and will empower billions of people around the world,” said Sanjay Jain, Chairman of the Technology Committee of MOSIP.

“The Open Identity Exchange (OIX) welcomes and supports the creation of the OpenWallet Foundation. The creation of open source components that will allow wallet providers to work to standards and trust framework policies in a consistent way is entirely complementary to our own work on open and interoperable Digital Identities. OIX’s Global Interoperability working group is already defining a ‘trust framework policy characteristics methodology,’ as part of our contribution to GAIN. This will allow any trust framework to systematically describe itself to an open wallet, so that a ‘smart wallet’ can seamlessly adapt to the rules of a new framework within which the user wants to assert credentials,” said Nick Mothershaw, Chief Identity Strategist, OIX.

“Okta’s vision is to enable anyone to safely use any technology”, says Randy Nasson, Director of Product Management at Okta. “Digital wallets are emerging as go-to applications for conducting financial transactions, providing identity and vital data, and storing medical information such as vaccination status. Wallets will expand to include other credentials, including professional and academic certifications, membership status, and more. Digital credentials, including their issuance, storage in wallets, and presentation, will impact the way humans authenticate and authorize themselves with digital systems in the coming decade. Okta is excited about the efforts of the OpenWallet Foundation and the Linux Foundation to provide standards-based, open wallet technology for developers and organizations around the world.”

“The OpenID Foundation welcomes the formation of the OpenWallet Foundation and its efforts to create an open-source implementation of open and interoperable technical standards, certification and best practices.” – Nat Sakimura, Chairman, OpenID Foundation.

 “We believe the future of online trust and privacy starts with a system for individuals to take control over their digital identity, and interoperability will create broad accessibility,” says Rakesh Thaker, Chief Development Officer at Ping Identity. “We intend to actively participate and contribute to creating common specifications for secure, robust credential wallets to empower people with control over when and with whom they share their personal data.”

Wallet technologies that are open and interoperable are a key factor in enabling citizens to protect their privacy in the digital world. At polypoly – an initiative backed by the first pan-European cooperative for data – we absolutely believe that privacy is a human right! We are already working on open source wallets and are excited to collaborate with others and to contribute to the OpenWallet Foundation,” said Lars Eilebrecht, CISO, polypoly.

“Digital credentials and the wallets that manage them form the trust foundation of a digital society. With the future set to be characterised by a plurality of wallets and underlying standards, broad interoperability is key to delivering seamless digital interactions for citizens. Procivis is proud to support the efforts of the OpenWallet Foundation to build a secure, interoperable, and open wallet engine which enables every individual to retain sovereignty over their digital identities,”  Daniel Gasteiger, Chief Executive Officer, Procivis AG.

“It is essential to cross the boundaries between humans, enterprises, and systems to create value in a fully connected world. There is an urgent need for a truly portable, interoperable identity & credentialing backbone for all digital-first processes in government, business, peer-to-peer, smart city systems, and the Metaverse. The OpenWallet Foundation will establish high-quality wallet components that can be assembled into SW solutions unlocking a new universe of next-level digitization, security, and compliance,” said Dr. Carsten Stöcker, CEO Spherity & Chairman of the Supervisory Board IDunion SCE.

“Transmute has long promoted open source standards as the foundation for building evolved solutions that challenge the status quo. Transmute believes any organization should be empowered to create a digital wallet that can securely manage identifiers, credentials, currencies, and payments while complying with regulatory requirements regarding trusted applications and devices. Transmute supports a future of technology that will reflect exactly what OpenWallet Foundation wants to achieve: one that breaks with convention to foster innovation in a secure, interoperable way, benefitting competitive companies, consumers, and developers alike,” said Orie Steele, Co-Founder and CTO of Transmute.

“The Trust Over IP (ToIP) Foundation is proud to support the momentum of an industry-wide open-source engine for digital wallets. We believe this can be a key building block in our mission to establish an open standard trust layer for the Internet. We look forward to our Design Principles and Reference Architecture benefitting this endeavor and collaborating closely with this new Linux Foundation project,” said Judith Fleenor, Director of Strategic Engagement, Trust Over IP Foundation.

For more information about the project and how to participate in this work, please visit: openwallet.foundation

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation and its projects are supported by more than 3,000 members. The Linux Foundation is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, hardware, standards, and data. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, Hyperledger, RISC-V, PyTorch, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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Welcoming PyTorch to the Linux Foundation

Today we are more than thrilled to welcome PyTorch to the Linux Foundation. Honestly, it’s hard to capture how big a deal this is for us in a single post but I’ll try. 

TL;DR — PyTorch is one of the most important and successful machine learning software projects in the world today. We are excited to work with the project maintainers, contributors and community to transition PyTorch to a neutral home where it can continue to enjoy strong growth and rapid innovation. We are grateful to the team at Meta, where PyTorch was incubated and grew into a massive ecosystem, for trusting the Linux Foundation with this crucial effort. The journey will be epic.

The AI Imperative, Open Source and PyTorch

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning are critical to present and future technology innovation. Growth around AI and ML communities and the code they generate has been nothing short of extraordinary. AI/ML is also a truly “open source-first” ecosystem. The majority of popular AI and ML tools and frameworks are open source. The community clearly values transparency and the ethos of open source. Open source communities are playing and will play a leading role in development of the tools and solutions that make AI and ML possible — and make it better over time. 

For all of the above reasons, the Linux Foundation understands that fostering open source in AI and ML is a key priority. The Linux Foundation already hosts and works with many projects that are either contributing directly to foundational AI/ML projects (LF AI & Data) or contributing to their use cases and integrating with their platforms. (e.g., LF Networking, AGL, Delta Lake, RISC-V, CNCF, Hyperledger). 

PyTorch extends and builds on these efforts. Obviously, PyTorch is one of the most important foundational platforms for development, testing and deployment of AI/ML and Deep Learning applications. If you need to build something in AI, if you need a library or a module, chances are there is something in PyTorch for that. If you peel back the cover of any AI application, there is a strong chance PyTorch is involved in some way. From improving the accuracy of disease diagnosis and heart attacks,  to machine learning frameworks for self-driving cars to image quality assessment tools for astronomers, PyTorch is there.

Originally incubated by Meta’s AI team, PyTorch has grown to include a massive community of contributors and users under their community-focused stewardship. The genius of PyTorch (and a credit to its maintainers) is that it is truly a foundational platform for so much AI/ML today, a real Swiss Army Knife. Just as developers built so much of the technology we know today atop Linux, the AI/ML community is building atop PyTorch – further enabling emerging technologies and evolving user needs. As of August 2022, PyTorch was one of the five-fastest growing open source software communities in the world alongside the Linux kernel and Kubernetes. From August 2021 through August 2022, PyTorch counted over 65,000 commits. Over 2,400 contributors participated in the effort, filing issues or PRs or writing documentation. These numbers place PyTorch among the most successful open source projects in history.  

Neutrality as a Catalyst

Projects like PyTorch that have the potential to become a foundational platform for critical technology benefit from a neutral home. Neutrality and true community ownership are what has enabled Linux and Kubernetes to defy expectations by continuing to accelerate and grow faster even as they become more mature. Users, maintainers and the community begin to see them as part of a commons that they can rely on and trust, in perpetuity. By creating a neutral home, the PyTorch Foundation, we are collectively locking in a future of transparency, communal governance, and unprecedented scale for all.

As part of the Linux Foundation, PyTorch and its community will benefit from our many programs and support communities like training and certification programs (we already have one in the works), to community research (like our Project Journey Reports) and, of course, community events. Working inside and alongside the Linux Foundation, the PyTorch community also has access to our LFX collaboration portal, enabling mentorships and helping the PyTorch community identify future leaders, find potential hires, and observe shared community dynamics. 

PyTorch has gotten to its current state through sound maintainership and open source community management. We’re not going to change any of the good things about PyTorch. In fact, we can’t wait to learn from Meta and the PyTorch community to improve the experiences and outcomes of other projects in the Foundation. For those wanting more insight about our plans for the PyTorch Foundation, I invite you to join Soumith Chintala (co-creator of PyTorch) and Dr. Ibrahim Haddad (Executive Director of the PyTorch Foundation) for a live discussion on Thursday entitled, PyTorch: A Foundation for Open Source AI/ML.

We are grateful for Meta’s trust in “passing us the torch” (pun intended). Together with the community, we can build something (even more) insanely great and add to the global heritage of invaluable technology that underpins the present and the future of our lives. Welcome, PyTorch! We can’t wait to get started!

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Meta Transitions PyTorch to the Linux Foundation, Further Accelerating AI/ML Open Source Collaboration

PyTorch Foundation to foster an ecosystem of vendor-neutral projects alongside founding members AMD, AWS, Google Cloud, Meta, Microsoft Azure, and NVIDIA 

DUBLIN – September 12, 2022 –  The Linux Foundation, a global nonprofit organization enabling innovation through open source, today announced PyTorch is moving to the Linux Foundation from Meta where it will live under the newly-formed PyTorch Foundation. Since its release in 2016, over 2400 contributors and 18,0000 organizations have adopted the PyTorch machine learning framework for use in academic research and production environments. The Linux Foundation will work with project maintainers, its developer community, and initial founding members of PyTorch to support the ecosystem at its new home.

Projects like PyTorch—that have the potential to become a foundational platform for critical technology—benefit from a neutral home. As part of the Linux Foundation, PyTorch and its community will benefit from many programs and support infrastructure like training and certification programs, research, and local to global events. Working inside and alongside the Linux Foundation, PyTorch will have access to the LFX collaboration portal—enabling mentorships and helping the PyTorch community identify future leaders, find potential hires, and observe shared project dynamics. 

“Growth around AI/ML and Deep Learning has been nothing short of extraordinary—and the community embrace of PyTorch has led to it becoming one of the five-fastest growing open source software projects in the world,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director for the Linux Foundation. “Bringing PyTorch to the Linux Foundation where its global community will continue to thrive is a true honor. We are grateful to the team at Meta—where PyTorch was incubated and grown into a massive ecosystem—for trusting the Linux Foundation with this crucial effort.”

“Some AI news: we’re moving PyTorch, the open source AI framework led by Meta researchers, to become a project governed under the Linux Foundation. PyTorch has become one of the leading AI platforms with more than 150,000 projects on GitHub built on the framework. The new PyTorch Foundation board will include many of the AI leaders who’ve helped get the community where it is today, including Meta and our partners at AMD, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and NVIDIA. I’m excited to keep building the PyTorch community and advancing AI research,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO, Meta.

The Linux Foundation has named Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, its Vice President of Strategic Programs, as the Executive Director of the PyTorch Foundation.  The PyTorch Foundation will support a strong member ecosystem with a diverse governing board including founding members: AMD, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, Meta, Microsoft Azure and NVIDIA. The project will promote continued advancement of the PyTorch ecosystem through its thriving maintainer and contributor communities. The PyTorch Foundation will ensure the transparency and governance required of such critical open source projects, while also continuing to support its unprecedented growth.

Member Quotes

AMD

“Open software is critical to advancing HPC, AI and ML research, and we’re ready to bring our experience with open software platforms and innovation to the PyTorch Foundation,” said Brad McCredie, corporate vice president, Data Center and Accelerated Processing, AMD. “AMD Instinct accelerators and ROCm software power important HPC and ML sites around the world, from exascale supercomputers at research labs to major cloud deployments showcasing the convergence of HPC and AI/ML. Together with other foundation members, we will support the acceleration of science and research that can make a dramatic impact on the world.”

Amazon Web Services

“AWS is committed to democratizing data science and machine learning, and PyTorch is a foundational open source tool that furthers that goal,” said Brian Granger, senior principal technologist at AWS. “The creation of the PyTorch Foundation is a significant step forward for the PyTorch community. Working alongside The Linux Foundation and other foundation members, we will continue to help build and grow PyTorch to deliver more value to our customers and the PyTorch community at large.”

Google Cloud

“At Google Cloud we’re committed to meeting our customers where they are in their digital transformation journey and that means ensuring they have the power of choice,” said Andrew Moore, vice president and general manager of Google Cloud AI and industry solutions. “We’re participating in the PyTorch Foundation to further demonstrate our commitment of choice in ML development. We look forward to working closely on its mission to drive adoption of AI tooling by building an ecosystem of open source projects with PyTorch along with our continued investment in JAX and Tensorflow.”

Microsoft Azure

“We’re honored to participate in the PyTorch Foundation and partner with industry leaders to make open source innovation with PyTorch accessible to everyone,” Eric Boyd, CVP, AI Platform, Microsoft, said. “Over the years, Microsoft has invested heavily to create an optimized environment for our customers to create, train and deploy their PyTorch workloads on Azure. Microsoft products and services run on trust, and we’re committed to continuing to deliver innovation that fosters a healthy open source ecosystem that developers love to use. We look forward to helping the global AI community evolve, expand and thrive by providing technical direction based on our latest AI technologies and research.”

NVIDIA

“PyTorch was developed from the beginning as an open source framework with first-class support on NVIDIA Accelerated Computing”, said Ian Buck, General Manager and Vice President of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. “NVIDIA is excited to be an originating member of the PyTorch Foundation to encourage community adoption and to ensure using PyTorch on the NVIDIA AI platform delivers excellent performance with the best experience possible.”

Additional Resources:

Visit pytorch.org to learn more about the project and the PyTorch FoundationRead Jim Zemlin’s blog discussing the PyTorch transitionRead Meta AI’s blog about transitioning PyTorch to the Linux FoundationRead this blog from Soumith Chintala, PyTorch Lead Maintainer and AI Researcher at Meta, about the future of the projectJoin Soumith Chintala and Dr. Ibahim Haddad for a fireside chat on Thursday, September 15, at 3pm GMT / 11am ET / 8am PTLearn more about PyTorch training opportunities from the Linux FoundationFollow PyTorch on Facebook, LinkedIn, Spotify, Twitter, and YouTube

About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation and its projects are supported by more than 3,000 members. The Linux Foundation is the world’s leading home for collaboration on open source software, hardware, standards, and data. Linux Foundation projects are critical to the world’s infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, ONAP, Hyperledger, RISC-V, PyTorch, and more. The Linux Foundation’s methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users, and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at linuxfoundation.org.

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Welcoming PyTorch to the Linux Foundation – Linux Foundation

Today we are more than thrilled to welcome PyTorch to the Linux Foundation. Honestly, it’s hard to capture how big a deal this is for us in a single post but I’ll try.