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More Businesses Use Open Source Software

Category: Open Source
Posted: April 12, 2009 08:59PM
Author: gebraset

In a recent survey of 2,200 IT executives ranging from Germany, France the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada, around forty six percent of those businesses involved used open source software or are planning on implementing it sometime this year. The main reason for the immense open source movement is due to the cost savings made instead of buying commercial software that technically does the same exact thing. Many programs found on the market have counterparts that are free for personal use, as well as commercial use, which aids businesses immensely. As of right now, France leads the adoption of open source software with a steady fifty eight percent, with Germany trailing behind with forty nine percent. According to the survey, the United Kingdom is the country lagging the slowest behind as far as open source adoption goes. Even past these statistics of adoption, one out of every three firms stated that they had no formal policy with open source software or coding.



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