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A Look at the Increasing Popularity of Open-Source Software

Posted by marinasum on March 31, 2009 at 2:21 AM PDT

A recent article in The Guardian presents an informative analysis of how the recession is affecting adoption of open-source software. Bottom line: The cost factor matters, but of course, and more companies are experimenting with the adoption of open-source software as a cost-saving alternative.

Tough choices abound. However, continuing improving open-source software, such as Sun-sponsored OpenOffice, is steadily gaining popularity in tune with a growing community. Simultaneously, the open-source development model of pushing out code early is becoming more attractive.

Interesting insights.

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