The first edition of the State of Green Software
(SOGS) was published on May 31, 2023. This digital publication brings forth global insights and data from industry leaders and researchers to increase investment in decarbonizing software at scale.
There is growing awareness of the enormous environmental impact of digital products. This has led to global efforts to address it through green software, meaning software optimized to generate the least amount of CO2 emissions. The State of Green Software report will increase industry adoption of best practices and metrics, stimulate investment in greening software products, and facilitate coordination of software-focused climate action.
Lead: Tamara Kneese firstname.lastname@example.org
This comprehensive digital publication offers the latest insights, trends, challenges, and opportunities in decarbonizing software. It sheds light on the current state of affairs and provides guidance on shaping policies and regulations to foster a more climate-conscious, carbon-aware, and energy-efficient software industry.
Key people & links
TOC: the SOGS report will provide relevant insights into the three main pillars of the GSF strategy: Knowledge, Tech Culture, and Tooling.
Email: email@example.com / google-groups
The best place to get started with the project is to email the group.
There are many ways to get involved from:
Contributing to the desk research
Contributing to the drafting of the report and insights
OBJ2: Change tech culture
KR2.4: 200K people have viewed at least one insight from the SoGS report by end 2023
THE GSF AIMS TO RELEASE ITS STATE OF GREEN SOFTWARE REPORT TO SURFACE SUSTAINABILITY INSIGHTS TO THE SOFTWARE INDUSTRY.
In response to groundswell interest in Green Software, in 2023, the Green Software Foundation is about to release the first in an annual series of State of Green Software reports.
The report will summarize information gathered from targeted research, expert interviews, and the most significant green software survey ever conducted. Professionals, including software practitioners, industry executives, and academics, answered detailed questions about sustainability and green software. As a result, for the first time, the software industry has a trusted resource with the latest peer-reviewed research, global trends, key actors, open-source tooling, and user research regarding green software.
An ecosystem around green software is larger than any one organization, and within it lies shared goals that multiple organizations hold and initiatives that complement each other.
The State of Green Software report will highlight gaps in the green software ecosystem and drive investment toward filling those gaps. It will help people understand what kind of motivations will result in the best outcomes. It will better prepare organizations for upcoming regulations and policies. It will reduce duplication of effort by shining a light on the activity’s key actors are already engaged in
“The State of Green Software Report is something I wished I had four years ago when I first started to explore this space. If you want to convince your leadership to invest in your green software project, send them your proposal and attach this report as the proof point.” – Asim Hussain, Executive Director @ Green Software Foundation.