About Linux Foundation Europe
LF Europe is an independent trusted supporter and vendor-neutral home for open source projects. We are the arena of choice for intra- and inter-regional open source and open standard collaboration in Europe, amongst public and private sectors as well as individual contributors.
Why Linux Foundation Europe
The Linux Foundation is a global federation of projects collaborating on open technologies, supported by the global developer community and our member organizations. For more than 20 years, we have enabled some of the largest and most successful collaborations in open source software, hardware, standards and data — spanning all industries and all layers of the stack.
Europe is home to a thriving community of open source contributors — from individuals to enterprises to governments — who deliver innovation that positively impacts the region and the world. Today, open source is widely recognized by policymakers as a unique tool to achieve ambitious European-wide goals like the digital commons and digital sovereignty.
As digital transformation accelerates and open source innovation continues to be a critical competitive differentiator, we established Linux Foundation Europe, a Bruxelles based non-profit, in September 2022 under the leadership of General Manager, Gabriele Columbro.
Linux Foundation Europe’s mission is to accelerate the growth of thriving open collaborative efforts focused on challenges and opportunities of all European constituencies, from individuals to public and private sectors, while providing an on-ramp for European projects and companies to succeed and collaborate on a global scale.