A Road Map to Improve the Effectiveness and Impact of Enterprise Open Source Development

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As open source continues to grow at the enterprise level, there is increasing recognition of the challenges inherent to enterprise open source consumption and contribution and the ways to address these challenges. This report covers several practices that enterprises can adopt to effectively participate in open source, including:

  • Hiring developers from the project’s community

  • Allocating time for upstream contributions

  • Setting up a mentorship program

  • Implementing inner sourcing practices

  • And more!

These practices make up a useful toolbox for companies that are looking to both earn and maintain their open source leadership and be valuable participants in their ecosystem.

Author: Ibrahim Haddad, Ph.D, Executive Director, LF AI & Data and Pytorch Foundation

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Open source communities are at the heart of an explosion of technical innovation, where industry leaders, engineers, and end users are collectively creating and improving the digital infrastructure on which the global economy depends.

With an extensive community of members, connections with thousands of companies, and hundreds of thousands of open source contributors, professionals, solution providers, and users, the Linux Foundation is in a unique position to investigate the growing scale of open source collaboration, and provide insights into emerging technology trends, best practices, and global impact of open source projects.

By leveraging project databases and networks, and through a commitment to best practices in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, Linux Foundation Research is designed to be the go-to repository for open source insights for the benefit of organizations and governments the world over.