The Linux Foundation & edX Teach Open Source to 2 Million Learners

SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 23, 2021) - The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, is proud to announce there have been two million enrollments to date across all of its online courses offered on the edX platform. These open source training courses have continually increasing rates of enrollment growth as the curriculum continues to expand, with offerings covering technologies like cloud infrastructure, blockchain, networking, and DevOps.


Linux Foundation Training & Certification offers more than two dozen courses on edX, all of which can be audited at no cost, increasing accessibility for all learners. The most popular courses to date are:

  • Introduction to Linux
  • Introduction to Kubernetes
  • Introduction to Hyperledger Blockchain Technologies
  • Introduction to Cloud Infrastructure Technologies
  • Blockchain: Understanding its Uses and Implications
  • Introduction to Cloud Foundry and Cloud Native Software Architecture
  • Introduction to Open Source Networking Technologies
  • Introduction to DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering


The full catalog of Linux Foundation courses on edX can be accessed online.


"As open source has become dominant in the technology space, The Linux Foundation saw a huge need for more accessible, quality training options to close the skills gap and ensure there is enough talent in the market to meet demand," said Clyde Seepersad, SVP and General Manager, Training & Certification, The Linux Foundation. "Our partnership with edX has enabled us to make high quality training from expert instructors available to millions of people at no cost. The impact of this is immeasurable in terms of supporting and growing the open source community at a macro level, and helping aspiring open source professionals break into the industry at the individual level. We are excited to keep up the momentum, and reach our next two million participants even faster."


Linux Foundation courses offered on edX can be audited at no cost to the participant, including access to all content. Participants wishing to receive a certificate of completion can do so for a fee. Professional certificate programs are also available.


About the Linux Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Linux Foundation is supported by more than 1,000 members and is the world's leading home for collaboration on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware. Linux Foundation's projects are critical to the world's infrastructure including Linux, Kubernetes, Node.js, and more. The Linux Foundation's methodology focuses on leveraging best practices and addressing the needs of contributors, users and solution providers to create sustainable models for open collaboration. For more information, please visit us at