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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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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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