Thursday, October 2, 2008

Preliminary Results from the Open Source Census

OpenLogic released the preliminary results from their Open Source Census on Monday. The findings cited in the release include:

  • Government and financial services companies show the highest use of open source per machine scanned.

  • Europe shows the highest usage of open source, with the United States lagging behind.

  • There is a significant amount of open source software used on Windows.

OSBR readers may remember OpenLogic from the licensing and support issues.

I find the last bullet interesting as I encourage the use of open source on any platform--in other words, meet the user where they are rather than force them to make a drastic change in operating system use. Some useful resources for introducing Windows users to open source applications include:

And for Mac users:

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