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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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2024 State of Tech Talent Report

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LF Research and LF Training & Certification partnered again this year to study trends in the technical talent market, surveying individuals responsible for hiring and training IT professionals. The aim of this research was to understand how technical skill development and organizational strategies are changing in response to emerging technologies and economic challenges, in particular the IT layoffs in 2023 and the growing use of generative AI tools.
Key findings from the report indicate that despite headlines, only a minority of companies reduced their technical headcount in 2023. What's more, companies are choosing to prioritize upskilling and cross-skilling over hiring to diversify their staff's skills in strategic domains, such as Cloud, DevOps, cybersecurity, and AI / ML.
  • Adrienn Lawson, The Linux Foundation
  • Foreword by Clyde Seepersad, Linux Foundation Training & Certification
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