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LF Research publishes actionable and decision-useful insights into open source software, hardware, standards, and data based on empirical research methodologies. Through leveraging community networks, project databases, surveys, and qualitative findings, and through its commitment to best practices in primary research, Linux Foundation Research is the definitive home for data-driven insights into open source for the benefit of governments, enterprises, and society at large.

Featured Research: Open Source For Sustainability

Linux Foundation Research set out to understand how the open source community has advanced the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), conducting a comprehensive study of the LF’s diverse portfolio of projects.




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2023 Open Source Generative AI Survey Report

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With the explosion in generative AI, the Linux Foundation wanted to understand how the technology is being adopted at an organization level and the benefits and challenges of an open source solution in comparison to closed source. In partnership with LF AI & Data and Generative AI Commons, Linux Foundation Research fielded a survey to sample individuals on their familiarity with their organization’s adoption of generative AI.
Analyzing the findings from the survey, we found that generative AI is becoming a key component of current and future business for our respondents, with many preferring open over proprietary AI for its ease of integration and transparency. However, security of both types of solutions is an important constraint to adoption. Read our full analysis in the report!
  • Adrienn Lawson, Linux Foundation
  • Marco Gerosa, Linux Foundation
  • Stephen Hendrick, Linux Foundation
  • Matt White, Linux Foundation
  • Lucy Hyde, Linux Foundation
  • With a foreword by Stella Biderman, EleutherAI
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