The Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools and methods to help you create custom Linux-based systems for embedded system deployments in connected edge devices, servers, or virtual environments, regardless of the hardware architecture.
As an open source project, the Yocto Project operates with a hierarchical governance structure led by maintainers and coordinated by the Yocto Project Governance Board. The governance model is based on the principles, best practices, and values of Open Source culture, and pursues the goals set out in the Yocto Project Charter. This enables the project to remain independent of any one of its member organizations, who participate in various ways and provide resources to the project.
The project is supported and governed by high-tech industry leaders who have committed financially with platform support and marketing efforts to make Yocto Project a secure, stable, and adaptable industry standard.
The Yocto Project is a collaborative project under the Linux Foundation umbrella.