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Civil Infrastructure Platform

The Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) aims to establish a “base layer” of industrial-grade tooling using the Linux kernel and other open source projects. This base layer will be available for use by developers creating software building blocks that meet safety, security, reliability and other requirements that are critical to industrial and civil infrastructure projects.

Participate in CIP

CIP is an open collaborative project where you are welcome to contribute. please join us:

  • Register in our public mailing list, cip-dev where the technical discussions take place.
  • Join our IRC channel in #cip
  • Join any of our projects:

You can follow our progress and news by visiting our website.

CIP activities

Kernel maintainership

The first action taken by the CIP project is to select and maintain Linux kernels for very long time (+10 years). To achieve goal a group of experts has been assigned. All the actions and decisions related with the maintenance of the Linux kernels selected by the CIP group can be followed in the page CIP Kernel maintenance.


Civil infrastructure industry has high stability, reliability and security standards in order to ensure safety critical systems. A project has been formed to address this reality called CIP Testing. So far the efforts are focused on testing the CIP kernel. In the future they will be extended to the complete CIP platform.

CIP Core project

The CIP Core project aims to create ​reference ​minimal file system ​images ​that allow testing ​the CIP Core packages: ​a set of industrial-grade components that require ​super long-term maintenance. For more information,​ go to the CIP Core wiki page, follow the quickstart or check out the source code.

Cyber security standard for industry (IEC62443-4)

It is a mandatory topic to secure civil infrastructure from cyber attacks, and thus cyber security is a key element for CIP. ISA/IEC-62443 is a series of standards, technical reports, and related information that define procedures for implementing electronically secure Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS).

For more information,​ go to the CIP Cyber security wiki page.

Reference Hardware

The CIP project has selected a number of hardware platforms to used as reference platforms for the project's software. More information can be found in the CIP Reference Hardware wiki page.

Other activities

CIP group is developing other actions:

  • CIP group participates in several events around the world to promote the use cases that justify the existence of the group and the activities executed and planned.
  • You can follow closely the activities that the CIP developers are doing through its project journal. Before using it, please check the journal gound rules.


Logo and name Usage

Use of the names and logos for “CIP” / “Civil Infrastructure Platform” and other LF projects (ie Real-Time Linux) is acceptable to describe those projects and your involvement in them, as long as your manner of usage is in compliance with the LF's Trademark Usage Guidelines (available at Although you will likely want to consult with your own trademark legal counsel for legal advice regarding the Usage Guidelines, here are a couple in particular we would highlight:

  • Please make sure to use the appropriate symbol (™ or ®) for the first and/or most prominent usage of the marks on a website or in other materials. As you'll see on the Trademark Usage Guidelines page, for the CIP and Linux Foundation, ™ is currently the correct symbol to use.
  • Please make sure to include appropriate attribution notices regarding the LF's ownership of the marks, when you're using the marks on a website or in other materials. Here is a sample attribution notice: “CIP, Civil Infrastructure Platform and Real-Time Linux, and their respective logos, are trademarks of The Linux Foundation. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.”
  • Use is acceptable as long as it's an accurate description of the product. Put another way, as long as what they're describing as an CIP implementation is actually CIP software.
  • Use is NOT acceptable if a company is stating, or implying, that CIP is a mark of an org besides the LF. For example, entities should ensure that their own product names and logos are larger than CIP/LF – CIP should not be the most prominent name or logo on their materials.
civilinfrastructureplatform/start.txt · Last modified: 2018/10/03 15:11 by patersonc