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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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The Case for Confidential Computing

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As the collection, storage, and analysis of data becomes increasingly important across industries, businesses are looking for solutions that keep data secure and processes compliant with regulations. Confidential computing is one of these solutions, involving the use of a trusted execution environment that runs on shared infrastructure but processes data away from unauthorized users.
This use case report interviewed members of the confidential computing community on the ways they have implemented the technology and what they believe its future holds. The report looks at the use of confidential computing from a number of different perspectives:
  • Maintaining confidentiality for personalized marketing
  • Securing data processing in the cloud
  • Preserving data confidentiality for AI solutions
  • Combating money laundering
  • Aggregating data for healthcare research
This report, sponsored by the Confidential Computing Consortium, showcases the power of confidential computing to secure data at every stage of its lifecycle. Download the report for a deep dive into the breadth of this technology!
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