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About LF Research

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 Energy Transformation Readiness Study

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The Linux Foundation Energy set out on a mission to transform the energy sector through open source investment and collaboration. This survey-based research furthers this cause by exploring the adoption of open source technology stacks vital to achieving climate targets. It also intends to provide actionable insights stemming from the state of digital transformation readiness among energy stakeholders and the identification of existing gaps in educational tooling.

This report finds that energy stakeholders are on the path of digital transformation and are keen to adopt open source technology. Although intentions and first steps are visible in the sector, we are yet to see industry-wide full adoption and magnified contribution to open source. The training and upskilling of the energy sector workforce will play a crucial role in this effort.


  • Adrienn Lawson, The Linux Foundation

  • Marco Gerosa, The Linux Foundation

  • With a foreword by Hilary Carter, SVP Research and Communications, The Linux Foundation

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