"This is the classic early growth profile for innovative new market segments," said John Andrews, President and COO of Evans Data. "While there is no distinct leader at this time, the four companies mentioned most, Red Hat, Novell, IBM, and Sun, have devoted tremendous resources to the Open Source community and are poised for huge gains in this sector."
“This is the classic early growth profile for innovative new market segments”
Over 70% of Open Source developers also indicated that application development tools were the OSS implementations most likely to be considered for adoption in their companies during the next 2 years, followed by browsers (69.3%), databases (65.4%), and operating systems (63.8%).
In other findings:
-- Cost is not the main driver for OSS adoption. The philosophy of open source was the most important motivator for 25.5% of the developers, followed by access to source code for 22.4%.
-- Use of a Web UI is the main strategy for cross-platform development amongst OSS developers.
-- Applications for back end systems and infrastructure are the main type of OSS being developed by 22.5% of Open Source developers, followed by Web applications 20.9%, and Desktop applications, 11.7%
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