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We Now Work in an Open Source World; Here's the Data
More than 40% of technology managers say security and compliance are an issue with open source.
How pervasive is open source software? Extremely pervasive. Is it getting any easier to work with? Not much easier, sorry.
That's the prognosis of a recent survey of 872 IT managers, which finds eight in 10 companies employ open source software.
However, using freely available and low-cost or no-cost licensed software only solves part of the problem -- there is still the challenge of securing the software, as well as having the skills and support to maintain and run it effectively.