New Study Reveals Importance of Optimized Strategy for the Selection, Support, and Maintenance of Open Source Software
The study, based on a survey of decision makers at enterprise organizations, showed 91% of companies who adopt open source either meeting or exceeding business expectations. Among teams implementing OSS, those with optimized OSS strategies were 82% more likely to have exceeded expectations.
“Open source software is a critical component of modern IT systems and infrastructures,” said Tim Russell, Chief Product Officer at Perforce Software. “And that’s not limited to traditional ROI metrics – this study shows a strong, positive connection between open source adoption, employee retention, and customer outcomes.”
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The Linux Foundation launches research division to explore open source ecosystems and impact
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced Linux Foundation Research, a new division that will broaden the understanding of open source projects, ecosystem dynamics, and impact, with never before seen insights on the efficacy of open source collaboration as a means to solve many of the world’s pressing problems. Through a series of research projects and related content, Linux Foundation Research will leverage the Linux Foundation’s vast repository of data, tools, and communities across industry verticals and technology horizontals. The methodology will apply quantitative and qualitative techniques to create an unprecedented knowledge network to benefit the global open source community, academia, and industry.