How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 05-15-2013

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

Going Mainstream  62% of survey respondents think that more than half of purchased software will be open source in five years.

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

Top Five Factors Driving Open Source Adoption  Better quality software: 92%Freedom from vendor lock-in: 88%Flexibility of and access to large software libraries: 84%

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

What Companies Look for in Open Source Products  Competitive features and technical capabilities: 89%Secure deployment: 84%Affordable total cost of ownership: 83%

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

Project Management  89% say project maturity is the number one consideration when deciding between open source projects, and 87% say recent project activity also weighs in.

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

Seeking Solutions  80% turn to an open source community to reduce development and maintenance costs.

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

Recruitment Tool  76% say an open source community is a good resource for attracting and retaining top development talent.

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

Brownie Points  71% go to the open source community to demonstrate they are "a good open source citizen."

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

Most Important Factors in Hiring Developers With Open Source Backgrounds  Experience with relevant projects: 80%Code contributions: 78%Familiarity with a variety of projects: 73%History of being "a committer": 72%Community management experience: 50%

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

Where Tech Decision-Makers Go for Open Source Software Needs  Forges: 80%Foundations like Eclipse and Apache: 72%Project-specific sites like Android and OpenStack: 65%System Integrators: 25%Public OSS directories: 22%

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise

Friendly Rivalry  57% agree that their companies will collaborate with competitors in industry-specific communities over the next three years.

How Open Source is Changing the Enterprise