2020 has been a year of challenges for the Linux Foundation LF and our hosted communities. During this pandemic weve all seen our daily lives and those of many of our colleagues friends and family around the world completely changed. Too many in our community also grieved over the loss of family and friends.
It was uplifting to see LF members join the fight against COVID-19. Our members worldwide contributed technical resources for scientific researchers offered assistance to struggling families and individuals contributed to national and international efforts and some even came together to create open source projects under LF Public Health to help countries deal with the pandemic.
Our project communities continued to grow this year with new initiatives across many open technology segments open standards open data and open hardware. We welcomed over 150 new communities to the LF this year including the FINOS Foundation which serves as an umbrella home for open source financial services projects.