Plan 9 Foundation

standing on the shoulders of giants

We exist to promote and support continued research into lightweight distributed systems based on the ideas presented in the Plan 9 operating system and related technologies.

What is the Foundation?

The Plan 9 Foundation, an Oregon nonprofit corporation, maintains the archives of the Plan 9 operating system software and supports future development by following the practice and processes set forth by the original authors. We strive to continue the work started at Bell Labs in the 1980s. The approach used to model and build distributed systems at that time continues to influence systems to this day.


The sources for the Plan 9 operating system can be found at where new releases will be maintained into the future.