Open source software is getting folks attention. The money is pouring in, and while some think it is another bubble waiting to burst, I just don’t think so. It is making waves in the enterprise – more than 80% of CIO-type respondents to a recent poll said they had either implemented some open source software in their organization, or planned on doing so. That’s big.
One need look no further than here to realize OSS is going mainstream right under people’s noses. And working nicely, if I may add.
The firms already testing the waters may be shunning publicity about their OSS projects right now, but it isn’t going to take too many successful implementations for some CIO or CTO to start demanding some bragging rights.