It’s been awhile since I have posted. It has not necessarily been due to a lack of news on the open source fronts as things have been on fire over the last year it has been more related to my personal bandwidth. That being said I was particularly moved by an article I read recently. The resulting post is a combination of information from that article which I link to below and a good dash of my own rambling as you will see in comparison. It seems that Linux adoption by big business is up significantly over last year, which of course is wonderful news. In addition the article goes on to state that the open source software is driving things like innovation, collaboration, and developer methods among many other things. Of course living in “the cloud” these days, some of the major contributors have been open source projects like Apache, Tomcat, JBOSS, MySQL, MariaDB and PostgreSQL. Add to that the flood of quality content management systems like Joomla, Drupal, Liferay and too many others to name. In every avenue of software that can be thought of I have yet to find a commercial software solution without at least one open source project that provides some, all or more functionality over the commercial solution. In the end, all of these things coming together culminates in the “perfect storm” for open source software and that is how open source is taking over the market, by storm.
I think a few things have become clear and are beginning to resonate within big business regarding the use of open source software and they are as follows:
My predictions align with those of the market regarding the growth of open source software. It is the foundation of what my business is built on and the reason OSCGP exists. We will continue to see rapid growth in the number of open source software projects, and increase in the quality of those projects and finally a mass exodus over the coming years from closed source commercial solutions to the open source software model. I would love to hear your predictions and thoughts as well.
Some information for this post taken from the article below:http://www.pcworld.com/article/2035651/open-source-is-taking-over-the-software-world-survey-says.html