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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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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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