Zephyr Hits New Milestone: 1,000 Contributors, 55,000 Commits

Published on September 17, 2021

Zephyr Hits New Milestone: 1,000 Contributors, 55,000 Commits

Hitting Critical Mass: The Expansion of the Zephyr Community

Ezurio's (formerly Laird Connectivity) silver membership with the Zephyr Project is a commitment to the RTOS for the future of IoT. Our support and joint development on our BL65x modules, Pinnacle modem, IoT sensors, and IoT gateways represents our long-term investment in giving our customers more ways to develop their wireless projects, alongside our smartBASIC application language, support for traditional Nordic SDK, and applications to support traditional communications via the AT command set.

This week, the Zephyr Project reached an exciting new milestone as the open source codebase now boasts 1,000 contributors, 55,000 code commits, and newly-Silver level member Antmicro and new member Wind River. The promise of open source is thriving in the Zephyr project, bringing new devices, tools, and functionality to the widely popular RTOS, giving developers worldwide an increasingly flexible and functional platform for the future of IoT deployments.

The Zephyr Project celebrates this significant milestone, as well as many other signs of the momentum and drive of the expanding Zephyr development base that hint at an exciting future for the project, and Ezurio is proud to be a part of this growing community.

The Numbers Don’t Lie – Exciting Gains in the Zephyr Project Base

Today, after the Zephyr Project’s five year anniversary, the project continues to grow and attract new members, developers, attendees to its Developer Summit, and all around enthusiasm for the project and its many uses. This is illustrated by a few exciting milestones mentioned previously:

  • Zephyr’s 1,000th contributor, Embla Flatlandsmo, joined the project this year.
  • The Zephyr Developer Summit attracted a record-breaking nearly 700 people in June.
  • Integrations with partner software, such as Antmicro’s Renode virtual board simulation framework and TensorFlow Lite Micro, bring powerful new tools to help develop, plan, and implement Zephyr applications.
  • Zephyr’s CVE Numbering Authority means members have regular access to disclosed vulnerabilities for advanced notification of discovered security flaws, one of very few open source projects to do so.

Ezurio – A Dedicated Partner for Zephyr and the IoT

We continue to invest time and development to bringing Zephyr to our portfolio of Bluetooth, Cellular, and IoT devices. Ezurio encourages our customers to see what Zephyr can bring to their IoT projects, in terms of a reusable codebase, a broadly supported and customizable OS, and critical LTS (Long Term Support).

Visit the Zephyr Project’s website to see what Zephyr can bring to your design, as well as to join as a contributor, keep updated on news and events, and much more.