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[News] Enterprises Become Better Aware of Free Software

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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.     


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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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