By Cailean Osborne
Open source communities are at the heart of an explosion of technical innovation, where industry leaders, engineers, and end users are collectively creating and improving the digital infrastructure on which the global economy depends. With an extensive community of members, connections with thousands of companies, and hundreds of thousands of open source contributors, the Linux Foundation is in a unique position to research open source collaboration and provide insights into emerging technology trends, best practices, and global impact of open source projects. In this session, Cailean Osborne, a Researcher at the Linux Foundation, will provide an overview of the Linux Foundation's latest research and discuss the "World of Open Source: 2023 Global Spotlight" survey, an ongoing research project that aims to better understand open source trends across world regions.
Cailean Osborne is a PhD Candidate in Social Data Science at the University of Oxford and a Researcher at the Linux Foundation. His research interests concern the political economy of open source software and the digital commons at large. At the Linux Foundation, Cailean supports LF Research with research projects on open source software trends. Previously, Cailean was the International Policy Lead at the UK Government’s Centre for Data Ethics & Innovation.