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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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Artificial Intelligence and Data in Open Source

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is no different from any other technology domain where OSS dominates. As with other industries, OSS adoption in the AI field has increased the use of open source in products and services, contributions to existing projects, the creation of projects fostering collaboration, and the development of new technologies. 

Artificial Intelligence and Data in Open Source reviews critical challenges in the open source AI ecosystem, discusses common characteristics across AI and data projects, and presents the role of the LF AI & Data Foundation in empowering innovators and accelerating open source development.


  • Dr. Ibrahim Haddad, Executive Director of the LF AI & Data Foundation
  • With a foreword by Dr. Seth Dobrin, IBM Global Chief AI Officer

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