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of global auto shipments supported by OEMs using Automotive Grade Linux

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of the Fortune Top 50 enterprise blockchain deployments use Hyperledger

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security certificates issued by the largest certificate authority in the world: Let’s Encrypt

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The Linux Foundation enables companies to drive global innovation by growing open technology ecosystems that transform industries.

100%

of supercomputers use Linux

100%

of public cloud providers use Kubernetes

70%

of global mobile subscribers use devices run on network operators using ONAP

50%

of global auto shipments supported by OEMs using Automotive Grade Linux

1 Billion

downloads of Node.js packages daily

50%

of the Fortune Top 50 enterprise blockchain deployments use Hyperledger

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security certificates issued by the largest certificate authority in the world: Let’s Encrypt

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