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Business tools: Open source moves into the mainstream

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| The proof is in the fact that open-source software can be found everywhere,
| says Christie, in particular as the fabric of the internet. Organisations
| that shun it are turning their backs on the opportunities presented by the
| latest web technologies.
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/category/s...ectid=10528437

They end up a dinosaur like Microsoft. Microsoft missed SaaS years ago and
ignored it. Not it tries to rename it "Software + Service" and claim credit
for it, just like Intel with "Netbook", having bribed and sabotaged a charity
which started it.


Recent:

Application Security for Open Source - The New Frontier

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| The study also revealed that open source was being used by 71% of worldwide
| developers, and was in production at 54% of their companies. Although upper
| management has only recently signed off on its use, developers have long
| understood that open source is the fastest (and cheapest) path to software
| innovation.
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http://opensource.sys-con.com/read/562560_p.htm


OSS powers SA’s fastest growing websites

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| With unique readers growing by 190 percent over the past year, Engineering
| News has been named by Nielson Online as South Africa’s fastest growing
| website. The publication’s sister sites, Mining Weekly and Polity, occupied
| the second and fourth places respectively. All three of the sites were moved
| onto an open source software platform a year ago.
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http://www.tectonic.co.za/?p=2408


Study: ~50% of Norwegian Software Vendors Integrate FOSS Components

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| ... based on an extensive screening of software companies, with more than 700
| responses.
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| Analysis shows that close to 50% of the software industry integrate OSS
| components into vertical solutions serving all major business sectors.
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| In addition, more than 30% of the companies using OSS components have over
| 40% of their income from OSS related services or software. *
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http://opensource.org/node/325

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