New Research Study Reveals the 2023 State of OSPO

The annual OSPO study examines the prevalence and outcomes of Open Source Progam Offices and similar OSS Initiatives across sectors, including the key benefits, value provided, and challenges ahead.

OSPOs Become Mainstream

In 2023, the adoption of OSPO and OSS initiatives witnessed a 32% increase compared to 2022. The key findings cover a broad range of topics, from how OSPOs are addressing security concerns and supporting open source sustainability, to enhancing software best practices within organizations.


We have open sourced all of our survey results and graphics in the dedicated repo. Raw survey data, screening and filtering criteria used, and frequency charts for each question in the survey can be also found at

Download the full report as PDF


We thank all of the people who participated in the survey and interview process, as well as those who have dedicated time and effort toward developing open standards. Special thanks to Linux Foundation colleagues for their involvement in the various stages of the research process: Mike Dolan, Chris Aniszczyk, Hilary Carter, Leslie Hawthorn (Red Hat), Lawrence Hecht, Anna Hermansen, Ana Jimenez (TODO Project Manager), Georg Kunz (Ericsson), Adrienn Lawson, Christina Oliviero, Sourav Das (TODO Maintainer), Cailean Osborne, and Melissa Schmidt.

We also want to thank all the supporter and collaborator organizations and open source projects for their careful review and thoughtful feedback on the draft of this report:

Your insights will guide our improvements in the coming year. Interested contributors are invited to submit their suggestions by opening an issue.