The Zephyr Project community encompasses a number of smaller communities, each with its own focus, needs, and methods for communicating.

The Zephyr Project member community consists of the member organizations and their representatives. Each member organization provides an administrative representative to the project's Governing Board, and a technical representative to the Technical Steering Committee, or TSC. You can find more information on the About page. Members meet periodically at the Governing Board meetings, and face to face at least annually at the Linux Foundation's Open IoT Summit.

The Zephyr Project developer community consists of developers from member organizations and the general community who participate in the development of software within the Zephyr Project. Members contribute and discuss ideas, submit bugs and bug fixes, provide training, and help those who need it through the community's forums such as mailing lists, or IRC channels. Anyone can join the developer community, but only member organizations can currently provide members to the project's leadership, which includes the Chief Architect, a hierarchy of Maintainers, and member representatives on the Technical Steering Committee.

The Zephyr Project user community includes everyone working with the project to build interesting things. If this means you, welcome to the Zephyr community! If not, we would be glad to welcome you.

The links below show a few channels for you to participate with the Zephyr Project.


by Zephyr Project

Welcome our newest project members!

The project is pleased to announce that and Nordic Semiconductor have joined as Silver members of Zephyr Project!

By Carles (Nordic)

The Zephyr Project RTOS

The Zephyr Project RTOS is a recent effort by the Linux Foundation to provide the embedded world with a free, secure and fully-featured Real Time Operating System. It is designed from the ground up to be a modern, scalable, secure and responsive RTOS with a clear focus on IoT protocols and foundations. This open source RTOS is Apache 2.0 licensed and has a fully open development model.


By Maureen Helm


The Zephyr Project development team is excited to announce the release of Zephyr OS v1.6.0! In the three months since our last release, we have added new features and boards, welcomed new developers to our open source community, and been out and about sharing cool Zephyr Project based demos at various trade shows.

By Bill Fletcher

Cloud-based continuous integration /klaʊd beɪst kənˈtɪnjʊəs ɪntɪˈɡreɪʃ(ə)n/

a software development practice that pretty much nobody would associate with microcontrollers … 

I found myself last month representing Linaro at the Zephyr booth on the demo area floor in the Maritim Hotel in Berlin for ELC-E. I had a rather unusual microcontroller demo.