Survey Reveals 78 Percent of Companies Rely on Open Source Solutions to Speed Innovation [April 16, 2015]
Ninth Annual Future of Open Source Survey Reveals Trends in Open Source Adoption
Burlington, MA – April 16, 2015 – Corporate open source use and participation has reached an all-time high, according to the ninth annual Future of Open Source Survey. Acquia joined North Bridge Venture Partners, Black Duck Software, and 40 other collaborators in the annual survey, which investigates open source software (OSS) trends on a yearly basis.
As open source continues to speed innovation, disrupt industries, and improve productivity, a reported lack of formal company policies and processes around its consumption points to a need for OSS management and security practices to catch up with this growth in investment and use. Security is a primary concern, as many companies lack understanding of known security vulnerabilities in open source components, and very few actually monitor for such threats.
Notable findings from the survey include:
For more information about the survey’s results, visit: http://www.slideshare.net/blackducksoftware/2015-future-of-open-source-survey-results.
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