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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.

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 State of Tech Talent Report

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Linux Foundation Research partnered with LF Training and Certification for its annual talent report, this time from the perspective of hiring managers. As we enter a period of economic uncertainty, this report assesses the current state of technology talent acquisition and retention around the world, illuminating what has been and will continue to be impacted when it comes to hiring for technical roles. Findings from the survey communicate growing interest in upskilling, training, and pre-employment certification as hiring priorities shift and there is increased pressure to place the right talent where it is needed as effectively as possible – with a particular focus on cloud / containers, cybersecurity, and AI / ML.

An insightful tool for organizations, developers, and hiring managers, this report sheds light on the priorities, challenges, and changes that this year brings to the tech workforce.


  • Jason Perlow, Editorial Director, The Linux Foundation

  • Stephen Hendrick, VP Research, The Linux Foundation

  • With a foreword by Clyde Seepersad, SVP & General Manager, Linux Foundation Training & Certification

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