Publications

Linux Kernel Development: How Fast It is Going, Who is Doing It, What They are Doing, and Who is Sponsoring It [2016]

linux-kernel-report-2016-cover.jpg The Linux Foundation To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Linux, we've released our seventh edition of the Linux Kernel Development report. It...
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2016 Open Source Jobs Report

The 2016 Open Source Jobs Report is now available! Partnering again with Dice, we went beyond Linux and received feedback from nearly 5,000 open source professionals to examine employment trends....
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Estimating the Total Development Cost of Linux Foundation’s Collaborative Projects

In the past ten years, open source has taken over the software industry. As the speed and requirements of innovation are changing, technology companies have realized that to keep pace and be cost...
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How to Recruit and Hire Open Source Developers

Open source participation continues to rise in the enterprise, driving up demand for experienced open source developers. Finding the right talent is the key to unlocking the powerful benefits of...
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How to Build Open Source Competency in Your Company

Businesses today have strong motivation to get more involved in open source communities and collaborative development. According to the Linux Foundation’s 2014 Collaborative Development Trends...
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How to Reach and Influence Open Source Developers

More and more companies across diverse industries are discovering the strategic benefits of open source. By using pre-existing open source projects as a base on which to build their own customized...
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Linux Jobs Report 2015

With its ability to adapt faster than any other platform to new technologies and markets, Linux is today’s defacto choice for everything from open cloud operating systems like OpenStack to product...
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Linux Kernel Development: How Fast it is Going, Who is Doing It, What They are Doing, and Who is Sponsoring It [2015]

The kernel which forms the core of the Linux system is the result of one of the largest cooperative software projects ever attempted. Regular 2-3 month releases deliver stable updates to Linux users...
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Guide to the Open Cloud

The open source cloud computing landscape has changed significantly since we published our first cloud guide in October 2013. This revised version adds new projects and technology categories that...
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2014 Enterprise End User Report

The extent of Linux adoption among the world’s largest enterprises continues to grow, according to the findings of the 2014 Enterprise End User Report produced by The Linux Foundation in partnership...
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