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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:
    • In general we use Gitlab but depending of the project, we try to stay as close to upstream as possible and using the tools maintainers use is part of that strategy so in every case we might use different tools.
    • Check the 4.4 CIP kernel repository, mirrored in Gitlab.

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 (+15 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.

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.


civilinfrastructureplatform/start.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/14 13:06 by SZLin