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[News] CIO Survey Shows Growth of Free Software in the Enterprise

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Open Source is Entering the Enterprise Mainstream, Survey Shows

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| Open-source solutions used to be adopted quietly by company boffins who snuck 
| in an Apache Web server or an open-source development tool suite under the 
| philosophy "It's easier to get forgiveness than permission" (not to 
| mention "It's easier to do it with open-source tools than to get an IT 
| budget").    
| That's no longer the case, according to a survey of IT and business 
| executives and managers, conducted in late April 2008 by CIO.com. The survey, 
| collecting data from 328 respondents, showed that more than half the 
| respondents (53 percent) are using open-source applications in their 
| organization today, and an additional 10 percent plan to do so in the next 
| year. For nearly half, 44 percent, open-source applications are considered 
| equally with proprietary solutions during the acquisition process.      


Open Source CEO Shoot-Out at CIO Magazine

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| Esther Schindler of CIO Magazine is hosting an executive online briefing on 
| Open Source in the Enterprise. She has invited me and a number of much more 
| famous CEOs to sound off on a variety of enterprise open source and Web 2.0 
| topics over the next week.   



Enterprises grow more savvy over open source

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| Open source icon Stormy Peters is co-founder of the non-profit GNOME
| Foundation and director of community and partner programs for OpenLogic.
| Peters recently discussed why enterprises don't know how much open source
| software they use, how newbies and non-programmers can become involved in the
| movement and why she thinks open source software is more secure than
| proprietary code.



Study: Developers Favor Linux

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| "Regardless of what kind of developer you are, you're still trying to
| make a living, and target the operating system that?s controlling the
| market."
| However, in the most recent survey, the developers' forecast of their
| target platform has changed. For the first time, these developers said
| that in the next 12 to 18 months they expect to be developing more Linux
| apps than Windows apps.


Survey: Emerging Market Developers Rush to Open-Source Software  

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| Officials at Evans Data, in Santa Cruz, Calif., said this
| increase corresponds with an increase in the use of the
| Eclipse open-source development platform in China and Brazil,
| as well as a continuing increase in the use of Linux in
| emerging markets.

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