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The Promise Of Open Source

Nov 11, 2010, 13:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ramdas S, Sonal Desai)

"Linux and open source technologies have started gaining acceptance and momentum with a host of technologies associated with FOSS having reached levels of maturity that are comparable with the best the proprietary software world has to offer. A perceived lower cost of ownership has been pushing enterprises and SMBs to switch to open source-based solutions.

"According to Springboard Research, Linux on the server platform has grown its way to a prominent position in the Indian server OS market with its adoption rate increasing from 7 percent to 8.1 percent (and rising) over a 13-month period since April 2009.

"Analyst firm Brown & Mohan says that the Linux subscription business has grown from around $6 million in 2006 to $26 million in 2010."

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