Open Source is becoming increasingly popular among businesses worldwide, but could the big tech supporters its's earned undermine the open qualities and collaboration of the open-source model?

A global study of IT business leaders praised the growing merits of open-source software amid concerns that big tech supporters could undermine its open qualities and collaboration.

Perhaps one of the main takeaways is the optimism IT execs (82 percent) feel about the future of open source. But that praise comes with a dire warning. Three-quarters (76 percent) of IT workers cited the involvement of big tech players in open source could erode confidence and trust in the open-source community.