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10 predictions for open source in 2014

Jan 06, 2014, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

1. Open source will dominate corporate data

This will be spurned on by the continued adoption of the powerhouse Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5, but it will reach far beyond that. As larger corporations make more demands for security and flexibility of their data, they'll turn to open source (especially Linux) to meet those needs. Big companies demand more in the way of representing and sharing their data, and they'll find that open source is truly the only place to turn.

2. Valve will prompt OEM hardware developers to open up

Valve has joined the Linux Foundation. One major benefit this will have is that they'll be on the forefront of getting OEM hardware developers and vendors to pump more resources into support for Linux. Owners of Nvidia and ATI hardware will reap the reward from this fastest, as Valve will ensure these two hardware vendors do everything they can to support open source platforms and software.

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