The full report can be downloaded here:
- Japanese version: https://www.linuxfoundation.jp/publications/2023/01/linux-foundation-annual-report-2022-jp/
- English version: https://www.linuxfoundation.org/resources/ publications/linux-foundation-annual-report-2022
Security, Innovation and Impact:
A Message from Jim Zemlin, the Executive Director
In 2022, open source and the Linux Foundation were both successful despite economic headwinds. The success of this year in the face of many challenges is due to the members and his supporters. You have always been with us and strengthened our commitment. thank you very much. I would also like to thank the hundreds of thousands of project contributors who run our project and the talented Linux Foundation employees for their hard work. Kudos to those involved.
Looking back on 2022 with “numbers”
2022 continues to show strong growth across all metrics. We added 79 new projects and shipped 52.6 million lines of code every week from over 12,000 repositories. The Linux Foundation is currently a major player in the open standards arena, with over 200 open standards commitments across many industries. Additionally, open source users have downloaded 12.6 billion containers of him. Face-to-face activities have also rebounded significantly, with over 92,000 people and 12,000 organizations from 176 countries gathering for 230 official events, setting new attendance records. Ultimately, we were able to host over 29,000 community meetings.
By 2022, more than 2.7 million people will be trained and certified by The Linux Foundation. Over 10,000 people signed up for the free open source security training course the day it was released. Linux Foundation Research has released 15 unique reports for his 2022. We continue to develop our areas of research and insight. Financially, we are more stable than ever. Revenue continues to grow, but no member company accounts for more than 1% of total revenue. In 2022, we set new member enrollment records and over 3,000 organizations proudly displayed their logo on our site.
Open source expands its influence globally
The Linux Foundation aims to make an impact on the world around us. Each year we ask ourselves: “Are we able to make a difference?” In 2022, the answer is a resounding “yes”. A simple thought experiment. There are currently 605,000 technical contributors working on our projects. Based on the global average salary and working hours of programmers, developer contributions in 2022 will be worth $26 billion. Still, this is definitely an underestimate. Even the payroll budgets of the R&D departments of large tech companies, which produce much less code, are in the tens of billions of dollars annually. It’s no exaggeration to say that Linux Foundation projects, and open source contributors in general, make up by orders of magnitude the largest distributed global engineering workforce.
Working together and working together under the auspices of a neutral foundation, we can do whatever we set our minds to do. The code we develop in our projects affects billions of people and makes our planet safer, cleaner, fairer and more prosperous.
⊲ PyTorch joined the Linux Foundation in October. PyTorch is one of the fastest growing open source projects in the world today, with more than half of the world’s artificial intelligence and machine learning applications relying on its framework. PyTorch is the foundation for models for predicting disease, guiding autonomous vehicles, developing new drugs, and more. It’s important to ensure that a project like PyTorch is run by a neutral organization that benefits everyone equally.
⊲ RISC-V is currently the world’s fastest growing instruction set architecture (ISA) for semiconductor chips. It was a small project when it first appeared at the Linux Foundation in 2018. RISC-V is now set to become the top ISA with the most adoption in 80 billion computer cores by 2025. RISC-V designs are exploding in many applications, including IoT, aerospace, automotive, mobile devices, and data center hardware.
⊲ The US Cyber Safety Review Board (USTransportation Safety Board, equivalent to the US Transportation Safety Board) has released its official review of the “Log4J incident”, but 9 out of 19 recommendations was derived directly from OpenSSF’s Open Source Software Security Mobilization Plan.
⊲ More than 60% of the world’s highest-grossing movies in 2022 will use open source software supported by the Academy Software Foundation. This allows creative industries such as film and games to share the cost of creating basic tools for special effects and visual effects among companies.
⊲ LF Energy and SOGNOProject members in Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy and Romania are improving power supply efficiency. Given the skyrocketing energy prices in Europe, SOGNO shows how important open source is to addressing challenges that impact the lives of citizens and cross national borders.
⊲ We have partnered with the Open Collar Initiative, an open hardware project built using code from the OpenJS Foundation and IoT code from the Zephyr Project, to monitor livestock movements. The Peace Parks Project uses open source software to fight poachers in South Africa.
⊲ The OS Climate project is a pioneering effort to create software standards and mechanisms for efficient inventory management and common definitions of carbon emissions and carbon offsets for better carbon tracking and trading platforms. provides a foundation for
These activities are fueling the growing influence of open source code and ecosystems based at the Linux Foundation. Linux is now the dominant operating system on the planet, but the Linux Foundation goes far beyond Linux. From supercomputers to his tiny IoT devices, from Android phones to cars to space satellites to over a million drones, the world is increasingly running on open source. Adoption of open source will only accelerate and expand.
Exceeding Industry Standards in Diversity and Inclusion
We made a promise to prioritize diversity and inclusion, and we delivered. At The Linux Foundation, women make up her 32% of executive members. That’s about three times the tech company average. Major project board members are 28% women, twice as many as her tech company board members. Additionally, more than half of our employees are women, which is more than nearly 20% of the tech industry as a whole. Mentorship is one of the most effective tools for promoting diversity. The LFX Mentorship program brings her over 240 open source developers, including 30 new kernel developers. In 2022, 20% of applicants to mentoring programs will be women, and 70% will come from lower-middle-class or working-class economic backgrounds. Provided over $1 million in travel funding for 289 underrepresented communities, 246 maintainers and students, and 104 diversity enrollment scholarships, financial need-based enrollment scholarships provided registration fee waivers to 65 individuals to attend the career-changing event.
Beyond these numbers, we have continued to evolve our programs and technology to drive even higher levels of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Our events team has rolled out a comprehensive DEI policy for all Linux Foundation events. This includes free childcare, nursing rooms and restrooms for all genders. Many of our projects participated in the Grace Hopper Celebration to encourage minority, women, and non-binary people to participate and contribute to free and open source software projects. Today, all of our large projects are running diversity initiatives. A notable example is the Inclusive Naming Initiative. It provides guidance on best practices for inclusive terminology and specific word choices. The Software Developer Diversity and Inclusion (SDDI) project and the Diversity Empowerment Summit are gaining traction and growing. We are also considering instantiating diversity through code development. The Five-Fifths Voter Project, part of the Call for Code for Racial Justice, is an application aimed at combating suppression of voting behavior.
Challenges Facing: Cybersecurity and Technonationalism
2022 has seen the rise of cybersecurity and techno-nationalism as major challenges to the continued growth and adoption of open source. In the area of cybersecurity, securing open source supply chains and ensuring that open source code is secure is a vital and international concern. Cyberattacks such as ransomware and malware are increasingly impacting the real world. Two examples of this are a hospital that has had to reroute ambulances, and a transportation company that can no longer reroute trucks and planes. As such, OpenSSF and his OpenSSF initiatives in software bills of materials, code signing, secure coding, and extensive vulnerability scanning are all the more important.
The world risks losing the benefits of open source and open collaboration as restrictions on collaboration and trade increase. As former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, one of my hero’s girlfriends, said, we must break up the debate and agree on common areas of interest. Open source is not zero sum if done in the best possible way. If it works, everyone benefits. Our work at The Linux Foundation continues to advocate for more open collaboration to advance global gains in technology innovation.
Towards 2023, we are committed to Influence, Diversity, and Making a Difference to solve big and complex problems like climate change, software security and food security. We will continue to focus on pushing the boundaries of technology. Together we will be smarter, faster and better. We look forward to seeing you all next year as we embark on this open source journey together.