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Business Standard: Open Source to Run 50 Per Cent IT Infrastructure in 5 Years: MAIT

Feb 26, 2004, 23:00 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Information technology industry watcher MAIT has predicted that within five years, nearly 50 per cent of the software infrastructure could be taken up by open source software.

"According to MAIT, the open source software position will grow the fastest among small servers and its penetration will grow from its near-zero position in large servers and corporate desktops to become a viable option within 2-3 years.

"The Linux-initiated open sourcing wave began in 1999 and has since been heralded as a big threat to proprietary software such as Microsoft products..."

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