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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 Evolution of the Open Source Program Office (OSPO)

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An OSPO maturity model featuring case studies from Bloomberg, Comcast, and Porsche

Produced in partnership with the TODO Group, this report provides rich insight, direction, and tools to help implement an OSPO (Open Source Program Office) or an open source initiative within corporate, academic, or public sector environments. Readers will come away with an understanding of OSPO Stages and Archetypes (or personas), which drive differentiation in OSPO behavior, all as a means to contextualize their unique path in the open source journey.

Drawing from the experiences of Bloomberg, Comcast, and Porsche, this report provides a model for end-user organizations across industries, and in different jurisdictions, to better understand the value of the OSPO, and where to get started.


  • Chris Aniszczyk, Chief Technology Officer, Linux Foundation & Co-Founder, TODO Group
  • With a foreword by Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation

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