The Linux Foundation, a non-profit open source organization, today announced that PyTorch is leaving Meta and joining the foundation, where it will exist under the newly formed PyTorch Foundation.
According to PyTorch, since its inception in 2016, the PyTorch machine learning infrastructure has been adopted by more than 2,400 contributors and 18,000 organizations for use in both academic research and production environments.
The Linux Foundation said it will work with the project’s support, development community, and PyTorch founders to properly support the ecosystem.
“The growth around AI/ML and Deep Learning has been nothing short of extraordinary, and PyTorch’s community adoption has made it one of the top five fastest-growing open source software projects in the world,” said Jim Zemlin, CEO of the Linux Foundation. “It is a real honor to bring PyTorch to the Linux Foundation, where its global community will continue to thrive. We are grateful to the Meta team, where PyTorch was incubated and grew into a massive ecosystem, for entrusting the Linux Foundation with this important work.”
As part of the Linux Foundation, PyTorch and its community will have access to many programs and support infrastructure, such as training and certification programs, research, and local and global events.
In addition, the LFX collaboration portal will allow the PyTorch community to identify future leaders, find potential collaborators, and observe the collaborative dynamics of projects.
“The new PyTorch Foundation board will include many of the AI leaders who helped build the community to where it is today, including Meta and our partners at AMD, AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, and NVIDIA. I’m excited to continue building the PyTorch community and advancing AI research,” said Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Meta.
To learn more about the new PyTorch Foundation, click here.