Each year, Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners host the Future of Open Source survey. Now in its ninth year, the survey is an insightful, occasionally surprising view of the changes in the world of open source technology and community.
Over 1,200 people responded to the survey in 2014.
Some interesting insights:
- Reducing costs remains the #1 reason people choose open source
- 80% chose open source for the software quality
- 72% state that open source software is more secure than proprietary software
- 50% of enterprises contribute to open source projects (and this is expected to increase)
This is great, but it’s important to our industry that the figures are kept up-to-date That’s why Engine Yard is pleased to be a platinum sponsor of this year’s survey.
So, now it’s time for you to make your voice heard. In 5 minutes or less you can add your voice to the conversation. And trust me on this: enterprises large and small listen to what this survey says.
When you’re done, pass this on to everyone you know who cares about open source.