To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Linux, we've released our seventh edition of the Linux Kernel Development report. It analyzes the work done by over 13,500 developers since the kernel’s early days, as well as more recent trends.


Finding the right talent is the key to unlocking the powerful benefits of open source development, including faster time to market and greatly reduced development costs. This paper provides practical tips for companies on how to recruit and hire open source developers.

This paper give companies practical tips on how to connect with open source projects, identify key contributors, build a strong open source reputation, and ultimately expand their reach and influence within the open source community.

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 with Yeoman Technology Group.

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 effective they must leverage external R&D in the form of open source projects.

The 2015 edition of "Guide to the Open Cloud" includes the open source cloud computing projects and technology that have gained importance since the first cloud guide in October 2013.  

The results of this report show technology professionals overwhelmingly recognize that collaborative software development is on the rise within their own organization and across industries.

The 2014 Linux Jobs Report explores the explosive demand for Linux talent and the lengths employers will go in order to attract and retain the best candidates. The 2014 survey includes responses more than 1,100 hiring managers at corporations, small and medium businesses (SMBs), government organizations, and staffing agencies across the globe—as well as responses from more than 4,000 Linux professionals worldwide.

Ibrahim Haddad, Ph.D., Samsung Research America

In this paper, we look closely at the role of the Legal Counsel in ensuring FOSS compliance and examine practical advice that a Legal Counsel can provide to the software development team. Such practical advice will enable software developers to make daily decisions related to open source licenses without having to go back to the Legal Counsel for every single question.

This is the fifth update of this report, which has been published roughly annually since 2008. It covers development through the 3.10 release, with an emphasis on the releases (3.3 to 3.10) made since the last update. It has been a busy period, with eight kernel releases created, many significant changes made, and continual growth of the kernel developer and user community.

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