Why the hunt is on for open-source skills

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Why the hunt is on for open-source skills

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Open source makes more sense than ever in the current climate and, according to the 2020 Open Source Jobs Report, businesses are increasingly seeking those who possess talent and skills in this area.

 

Against a backdrop of ongoing COVID-19 uncertainty, the demand for open-source technology skills is on the rise. That’s according to the most recent 2020 Open Source Jobs Report.

Released by the Linux Foundation, the report is based on data from more than 175 hiring managers at corporations, small and medium businesses (SMBs), government organizations, as well as staffing agencies around the world, and is based on responses from more than 900 open-source professionals.

Findings in the report include that 86% of IT leaders say that the most innovative companies are using open-source software, while more than three-quarters (77%) say they plan to increase their use of open source over the next 12 months, thanks to benefits in higher quality solutions, reduced costs of ownership, improved security, and cloud-native capabilities.

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