World of Open Source: Europe Spotlight 2022

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Open source is a dominant force in the global digital economy, and as software continues to define industries, open source software plays a critical role. 

While open source is a truly global phenomenon, regional dynamics are at play.

In this inaugural, geographically-focused study, the Linux Foundation and partners examine the priorities and challenges of open source specific to Europe.

World of Open Source: Europe Spotlight 2022 describes the “state of open source” across the European continent and builds a comprehensive picture by examining the current activity levels through consumption and contribution, inhibitors, motivators, and opportunities.


  • Colin Eberhardt, Graham Odds, and Matthew Dunderdale (Scott Logic)
  • Foreword by Gabriele Columbro, General Manager, Linux Foundation Europe

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Open source communities are at the heart of an explosion of technical innovation, where industry leaders, engineers, and end users are collectively creating and improving the digital infrastructure on which the global economy depends.

With an extensive community of members, connections with thousands of companies, and hundreds of thousands of open source contributors, professionals, solution providers, and users, the Linux Foundation is in a unique position to investigate the growing scale of open source collaboration, and provide insights into emerging technology trends, best practices, and global impact of open source projects.

By leveraging project databases and networks, and through a commitment to best practices in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, Linux Foundation Research is designed to be the go-to repository for open source insights for the benefit of organizations and governments the world over.