The 2008 Actuate Annual Open Source Survey, conducted in June this year, (see press release titled âThird Annual Actuate Open Source Software Survey Underway and Already Surpassing Last Yearâs Response Rateâ, June 30th , 2008) found that there is widespread adoption of open source software across regions. Europe in particular is forging ahead, having recognised early on the lower cost of ownership and the flexibility open source software offers for future application expansion and development. Exploring in depth organisationsâ use of and attitudes towards open source, across four important territories, the findings confirm that open source software is not a âhere today, gone tomorrowâ phenomenon, rather it has been broadly recognised and embraced for its ability to offer organisations sustained competitive advantage(see press release titled âOpen Source Enters the Mainstream According to Findings from the Actuate Annual Open Source Survey for 2008â, September 29th , 2008).
Each regional report includes:
â¢ An in-depth look at open source adoption trends in the selected county (North America, UK, France, or Germany)
â¢ Highlights of each of the other 3 countries
â¢ Detailed charts and graphs
â¢ A global look at open source adoption trends in the Financial Services sector comparing regional differences
âWith hundreds of thousands of open source projects globally, the adoption and mainstream acceptance of this important movement is clearly accelerating,â said Nobby Akiha, senior vice president marketing, Actuate. âIn 2008, we saw open source hit an inflection point of adoption in mission critical applications across industries such as financial services, proving that it is a viable if not better alternative to proprietary offeringsâ
The Actuate Annual Open Source Survey is regarded among industry analysts and publishers as a solid benchmark of global open source trends. Findings from the research have consistently achieved widespread coverage from many influential IT and business publications worldwide. Journalists, analysts and editors are invited to liaise with Actuateâs press contact listed with this release for report analyses and/or short articles highlighting ready-to-publish key findings from each report.