When I started at The Linux Foundation (LF) a few weeks ago, our research was one of the first things I dug into as I absorbed and learned what all the LF does to advance open source. Plus, since I started, it seems like the LF Research team has published a new report every few days. What a wealth of information!
So, imagine my surprise when I learned that LF Research has just been around for one year. April 15th marked their one year birthday – and they have set the bar high in their first year.
But are they making a difference? I know my inclination, especially having spent time working in government, is that research reports get published and then sit on virtual shelves, never to be seen again. But LF Research uses the open source model of bringing people together to solve problems and to share the solutions widely. They engage LF members and the community, across the ecosystem, to answer the question, what are the tools we can create, together, for shared value. And, importantly, their reports focus on action items.
Over the past twelve months, LF Research has published 12 reports across a variety of topics and industry verticals. Each of them are presented below. Take time to look at their work, dig in deeper on topics that interest you, and then go, make a difference.
And stay tuned for more impactful research in 2022 on topics such as cybersecurity insights in the developer process, mentorship, a guide to enterprise open source, an updated state of the open source program office, a new jobs report, and much, much more.