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LFE is a confluence of two communities – open source developers and power systems engineers. Cross-education and cross-training is amongst LFE’s first and ultimately most important tasks. We are providing some initial resources and welcome both your contributions and interests. Feel free to contact us.

You can also find additional resources related to open source on The Linux Foundation website.


 LF Energy head Goodman pins future on open source

New Linux initiative is all about working with 130-year legacy
If the US or the world is to reach a carbon-free society – a goal recently declared by California, for example – the energy industry needs to stop reinventing the wheel and start taking advantage of open-source systems and approaches that cut out the waste of time and effort and speed deployment of systems such as smart grid, Shuli Goodman told us recently. She is the executive director and founder of LF Energy, a newly formed initiative of the Linux Foundation that supports multi-vendor collaboration and open-source innovation in the energy and electricity sectors and she spoke to us for the latest episode of the Smart Grid Today audio program that was released late yesterday.

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 Why The Energy Industry Needs Open Source Shared Technology

Our electricity system is a complex, multi-player system that has slowly evolved over the last 125 years. Investments are made in hard assets – like transformers, relays, switches, generators, and substations – with a 30-80 year lifetime window. This has made the grid both a robust, sustainable, and efficient energy system, and a slow and lumbering management scheme that is resistant to change. The “electrification of everything” imperative driving the energy transition is forcing power systems engineers to become fast students in Moore’s Law of rapid innovation.

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The Transformational Power of Open Source

Why bring open source to the energy transition?

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Resources on Open Source

 Enterprise Open Source
Learn how to accelerate your company’s open source efforts, based on the experience of hundreds of companies spanning more than two decades of professional, enterprise open source.

 Open Source Audits in Merger and Acquisition Transactions
This ebook provides an overview and practical guide to open source audits in merger and acquisition transactions and offers basic guidelines to improve open source compliance preparedness.

 Open Source Compliance in the Enterprise
A practical guide for organizations on how best to use open source code in products and services, and participate in open source communities, in a legal and responsible way.

 Practical GPL Compliance
This guide offers simple instructions, checklists, and flowcharts that empower compliance teams to work with open source as efficiently as possible.

 How to Reach and Influence Open Source Developers
This paper will 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.

 How to Build Open Source Competency in your Company
This paper provides an overview of that process as well as seven best practices, gleaned from years of collaboration with open source leaders, that will help companies proceed along the path to open source mastery.

 How to Recruit and Hire Open Source Developers
This paper provides practical tips for companies on how to recruit and hire open source developers.

Open Source Guides For The Enterprise