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Thursday, December 29th, 2005, 6:14 am

Open Source – A Positive Turning Point

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2005 may have marked a milestone for Open Source software. As previously mentioned, commercial software is truly facing a debacle. Below is are a few key sentences from comprehensive and encouraging article that BusinessWeek have published:

Open-source software isn’t a new phenomenon. It has been winding its way through the tech world for decades, starting with Richard Stallman’s Free Software movement in 1980s. But only in recent years have businesses warmed to the promise of low-cost, openly available software. In fact, open-source programs have become so popular, they now pose a legitimate threat to the established software giants.

Looking back, 2005 will likely be viewed as a turning point… According to a new study by consulting firm Opteros, 87% of organizations are now using open-source software, somewhere.

read on (via Yahoo! News)

2 Responses to “Open Source – A Positive Turning Point”

  1. James Says:

    According to a recent study done by Gartner using Open Source Analysis, new figures indicate that 99.9% of all the Fortune 1000 have some form of open source within their walls…

    http://duckdown.blogspot.com/

  2. Roy Schestowitz Says:

    Yes, this includes Microsoft and their OSS lab. *smile*

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