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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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Web3 and Sustainability

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The promise of digital asset ownership and transfer through Web3 technologies has been countered with concern for its significant energy consumption. To manage this sustainability issue while still encouraging innovation requires collective action on technology, tracking, and policy.

In the summer of 2022, Intel and the Linux Foundation hosted a roundtable of stakeholders from across the Web3 ecosystem to discuss how various communities define and practice sustainability. The roundtable discussed solutions across different dimensions, such as more computationally efficient blockchains, the use of green energy, and implementing technical and accounting standards. The report summarizes three areas of action: governance of ecosystems, cultivation of knowledge, and greater advocacy for infrastructure innovation.

Author: Kirsten Sandberg

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