Open Source Software Gains Traction

Open Source Aboundance

Open Source Aboundance

If you’re looking for great software that doesn’t cost anything, you may want to look into open source software.  I’ve been using open source for more than a year and I’ve found some really great programs that help me create posts, images and videos.

Read below to learn more about open source and how it can benefit you if you’re in the online space.

Open source software has gained traction in some sectors, but there is still some resistance to adopting the OSS approach in the region. However, costs, total control over the code of open source applications, and more readily available skillsets are leading many organisations in the region to consider taking the open source route.

While a few major software companies are supporting the open source model, it has mainly been a grass roots movement, and not something that has been openly embraced by all end user organisations. But is opinion changing and acceptance of open source growing?

According to analysts, yes. Gartner has predicted that by 2015, more than 95% of mainstream IT organisations will leverage open source software (OSS) solutions in their mission critical technology portfolios, up from 75% in 2010.

Then there’s the demand for OSS expertise. The Linux Job Report, published annually by the Linux Foundation, shows that technology companies are constantly on the look out for skilled OSS developers and engineers.

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