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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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The Carbon Footprint of NFTs: Not All Blockchains Are Created Equal

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Produced in partnership with Palm NFT Studio and the Hyperledger Foundation, this report lays out key climate-related barriers to NFTs and suggests some concrete strategies for embracing and building on the exciting innovations that NFTs enable. Adopting these strategies may unlock new opportunities for global collaborations and partnerships for impact through responsible and potentially beneficial approaches to climate solutions. We hope it will help organizations consider what matters beyond the hype and undertake innovative initiatives in a climate-friendly way.


  • Alan Majer, Founder of
  • With a foreword by Daniela Barbosa, Executive Director, Hyperledger Foundation

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