Open Source Innovation as a Potential Lever for Economic Recovery

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In November 2022, the Linux Foundation participated in a panel at the World Open Innovation Conference on the role of open source software as a potential tool for economic recovery. The LF sought to test our hypothesis that investing in open source innovation is a strategic decision to navigate an economic recession. This panel brought together innovators, academics, and practitioners of open innovation to challenge this hypothesis and understand the extent to which open source can lead to more resilient organizations.

The key takeaways from this session have been published in our latest report, Open Source Innovation as a Potential Lever for Economic Recovery. As the third installment in our World of Open Source series, this report takes a global view of open source, investigating its role in economic recovery across sectors and geographies. The report summarizes 6 major takeaways from this discussion, ranging from its potential in the public sector to the sustainability of open source projects. Read the full report to learn more! 

Author: Cailean Osborne, The Linux Foundation
With a foreword by Henry Chesbrough, Luiss University and UC Berkeley

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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.