More than Half of World's Businesses Use Open Source

Lora Bentley

A new study from market research firm IDC reveals that more than 50 percent of the world's businesses use open source software in their production environments.

 

After surveying over 5,000 software developers in 116 countries, the firm predicts that open source will create "vicious price competition" in the software market and play a role in the lifecycle of every category of software.

 

Perhaps most interestingly, TechNewsWorld quotes an IDC exec as saying that open source will save customers money. Not because most open source programs are distributed at no charge or reduced prices, but because the innovation that results from open source development will "extend the life of useful software assets."



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Oct 21, 2006 1:39 AM Ryan Nisly Ryan Nisly  says:
Does this include Firefox, or is this talking more about OpenOffice, Linux, Apache, etc. Reply
Oct 23, 2006 8:25 AM Lora Lora  says:
The article really didn't specify, Ryan. Reply
Feb 19, 2007 4:39 AM john beck john beck  says:
Outsource is really an important part of business.:s Reply
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Mar 5, 2007 1:49 AM Alisya Alisya  says:
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