We’re investigating the impact of open source collaboration to solve the world’s most pressing challenges.

LF Research about page cover tiles

About LF Research

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.




Participate in our surveys, give back to your community, and earn events and training discounts!

Interested in conducting research?

Review our prospectus for more information, and email us at



World of Open Source: Japan Spotlight 2023

Download Report
In 2023, Linux Foundation Research launched a project with the aim of examining regional similarities and differences in open source use and contribution. After completing our European and worldwide analyses, this third analysis takes a look at trends in the Japanese market.
This report gleans its insight from the 2023 World of Open Source survey data we collected from Japanese respondents, analyzing the region’s specific trends in open source adoption, use, and contributions. It finds that open source is widely used in Japan and that the majority of respondents believe that the benefits outweigh the costs. However, there are still important considerations for adoption, including concerns about licensing and intellectual property. Respondents gave a few suggestions for increased adoption and contribution, including greater funding for the commercial open source startup ecosystem.
This report provides evidence to better engage with the open source community in the country and support more sustainable development.
  • Adrienn Lawson, The Linux Foundation
  • Stephen Hendrick, The Linux Foundation
  • With a foreword by Noriaki Fukuyasu, The Linux Foundation
Additional Resources

Our Team

Filter by: