Once viewed in some quarters as a fringe movement and unreliable, open-source software is now a dominant force in the IT industry. It has been embraced by both the public and the private sectors and is being implemented across a wide variety of markets and applications such as social publishing and big data.
These are among the results of the fifth annual Future of Open Source Survey conducted by North Bridge Venture Partners in partnership with The 451 Group. More than 450 IT professionals took part in the survey with end users making up 60 percent of the respondents, who were asked about a wide range of issues that affect the open-source landscape. Most of those responding see an ever brighter future for open source.
Among the other findings:
The survey results were released during the opening panel at Computerworld’s OSBC conference which featured open source industry leaders: Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat; Mike Olson, CEO, Cloudera; Adrian Kunzle, Managing Director, Head of Firmwide Engineering and Architecture, JPMorgan Chase; Tom Erickson, CEO, Acquia; and was chaired by Michael Skok, General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners.
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