The Linux Foundation launched the Enabling Linux in Safety Applications (ELISA) open source project to create a shared set of tools and processes to help companies build and certify Linux-based safety-critical applications and systems whose failure could result in loss of human life, significant property damage or environmental damage.

ELISA will make it easier for companies to build safety-critical systems such as robotic devices, medical devices, smart factories, transportation systems and autonomous driving using Linux.

Additional project goals include:

  • Develop reference documentation and use cases.

  • Educate the open source community on safety engineering best practices and educate the safety community on open source concepts.

  • Enable continuous feedback with the open source community to improve processes, and to automate quality assessment and assurance.

  • Support members with incident and hazard monitoring of critical components relevant to their systems and establish best practices for member response teams.

Founding members of ELISA include big companies like Arm, BMW Car IT GmbH, KUKA, Linutronix, and Toyota.

ELISA project can be found on: and on GitHub:

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