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About LF Research

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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The State of eBPF

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The eBPF Foundation partnered with LF Research to explore the evolution of the technology and its impact on the open source ecosystem. Taking insight from interviews with key eBPF maintainers and contributors, as well as publicly available repositories, this qualitative report describes the history of eBPF, how it transformed the Linux community, and how it's being used today. It highlights key use cases, challenges, and future opportunities for the technology.

Readers will learn how to make the most of eBPF's offerings and how they can get involved with the project to support its growth and continuous improvement. Download the report for a full analysis of this technology's history, impact, and future!

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