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The Linux Foundation forms new Laminas project to support continued growth of Zend Framework and PHP tooling

In conjunction with Zend Technologies and Rogue Wave Software, we are excited to announce that the Zend Framework is transitioning to the Linux Foundation and will launch later this year as a new project called Laminas.

The Zend Framework is a collection of professional PHP packages that can be used to develop web applications and services using PHP 5.6+, and it provides 100% object-oriented code using a broad spectrum of language features.

Over the years, the Zend Framework has seen wide adoption across industries and application types with more than 400 million lifetime installs. It is used by companies including the BBC, BNP Paribas, and It has formed the basis of numerous business applications and services including eCommerce platforms, content management, healthcare systems, entertainment platforms and portals, messaging services, APIs, and many others.

The Linux Foundation will provide a vendor-neutral home for the Zend Framework community to continue to advance PHP tooling for the next generation of web services and APIs, while maintaining existing Zend Framework components, including the Apigility and Expressive subprojects.

To learn more about the Laminas project and how to get involved, please visit