This report is pretty cool. The emphas­is was added by myself. 

The open source soft­ware phe­nomen­on has spread far bey­ond Linux and is gain­ing enorm­ous momentum, accord­ing to an IDC study of over 5,000 developers in 116 coun­tries, rep­res­ent­ing 38 developer net­works. The ana­lysts found open source soft­ware being used by 71 per­cent of the developers in the world and in pro­duc­tion at 54 per­cent of their organ­isa­tions. Half of the glob­al developers claim that the use of open source is increas­ing in their organisations. 

The study declares that open source soft­ware rep­res­ents the most sig­ni­fic­ant all-encom­passing and long-term trend that the soft­ware industry has seen since the early 1980s. IDC believes that open source will even­tu­ally play a role in the life-cycle of every major soft­ware cat­egory, and will fun­da­ment­ally change the value pro­pos­i­tion of pack­aged soft­ware for customers. 

Most significant trend! / Sridhar Dhanapalan by Sridhar Dhanapalan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike CC BY-SA 4.0 licence.
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