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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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The 2023 State of Open Source in Financial Services

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Linux Foundation Research has partnered with the Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS) for the last three years to study the financial services industry's use, contribution, and participation in open source.

In its third year, the annual FINOS research report analyzes quantitative and qualitative data to understand industry-wide trends in open source adoption, from banking, to asset management, to hedge funds. In comparison with the 2021 and 2022 reports, this analysis illustrates directional shifts in use and contribution of open source software and acts as a resource for industry leaders to create or refine their open source strategy.


  • Hilary Carter, Linux Foundation

  • Cara Delia, Red Hat

  • Tosha Ellison, FINOS

  • Colin Eberhardt, Scott Logic

  • Stephen Hendrick, Linux Foundation

  • Philip Holleran, GitHub

  • Adrienn Lawson, Linux Foundation

  • With a foreword by Jane Gavronsky, FINOS

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