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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.

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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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Standing Together on Shared Challenges: Report on the 2023 Open Source Congress

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In the footsteps of the January 2023 publication Enabling Global Collaboration: How Open Source Leaders are Confronting the Challenges of Fragmentation, the Linux Foundation hosted a Chatham House roundtable discussion with many leaders from the open source community to explore how to enhance ecosystem-wide collaboration on important topics. The discussion topics were synthesized into a detailed report that captures the meeting’s takeaways for improving collaboration on common issues such as regulation, cybersecurity, sustainability, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
Read the full report to learn about open source leaders' reflections on priority areas, opportunities, and next steps for the community!
  • Anthony Williams, DEEP Centre
  • With a foreword by Yue Chen and Chris Xie, Futurewei Technologies, Inc

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