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Open source defies odds

Jul 05, 2013, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"In today's operating system market, for example, Android leads with 42% share, and Apple is second with 24%," he says, pointing out that Android is OSS, and Apple’s OS X has an integrated version of FreeBSD, an OSS operating system.

ITWeb's recent Open Source Survey found that OSS use is growing. Almost half (45.99%) of survey respondents rated vendor-supported open source software the same as proprietary software, while 31.55% rated open source software better and 7.49% rated it worse.

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