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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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The European Public Sector Open Source Opportunity

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While the EU increasingly recognizes the value of open source, the public sector is still behind in embracing open source software, with little contribution to the ecosystem and policymaking that inhibits its potential. This report examines the present-day trends, challenges, and opportunities for OSS adoption in this sector, emphasizing the need for a cultural shift in order for open source to reach its full potential in Europe.

Synthesizing case studies and interviews with subject matter experts, the report lays out resources to encourage greater public sector adoption, engagement, and participation. Read more about the needs and recommendations for the sector in the full report.


Cailean Osborne, Mirko Boehm, Ana Jimenez Santamaria (the Linux Foundation)

With a foreword by Gabriele Columbro, Linux Foundation Europe

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