Saturday 49

Open source becomes the standard

Filed under: Open source — Tags: — zundel @ pm

More than half of IT organizations deploy open-source software

Based on a survey of 547 IT organizations from 11 countries, research-firm Gartner has found that more than one-half of IT organizations use open-source software, or “OSS”, with commercial software usage dropping.

This is big news and represents a significant trend. Five years ago less than 10% of IT organizations used open-source software, with the number rising to 30% three-and-a-half years ago. Significantly, Gartner noted a proportional drop in commercial software usage.

“Gaining a competitive advantage has emerged as a significant reason for adopting an OSS solution, suggesting that users are beginning to look at OSS differently [….]


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