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Thursday, 15 December 2005 17:50

Open source adoption slow in ANZ

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Open sourceOpen source software adoption in Australia and New Zealand continues to lag significantly behind North America, according to a new report.

A recent Forrester survey sheds new light on the true state of open source usage in the region, with only 18% of firms surveyed using Linux in production and just 11% considering its use over the next 12 months.

The news is worse for other open source software, such as JBoss or MySQL, with only 12% production use and a mere 4% considering adoption in 2006.

Forrester expects adoption rates to remain low as organisations continue to lean on traditional software vendor models in the absence of specific open source policies covering more than simply procurement.


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Stan Beer

 

Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 30 plus years of experience working in IT and Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.

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