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Our communities develop systems that utilize blockchain and related distributed ledger technologies such as governance networks.

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Many of the Linux Foundation’s supported communities do not reside in a specific technology sector and are cross-discipline in nature.

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Our namesake community project continues to advance kernel development and key components of the core Linux operating system.

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Our communities are at the forefront of critical industry open source software projects related to networking and edge computing used at large-scale telecommunications providers worldwide.

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Our communities are committed to forming projects that facilitate the design, integration, and management of complex open source systems over their respective life cycles.

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Our communities enable the development of dozens of applications for client-server, distributed systems, and the web.

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