"Researcher IDC recently surveyed more than 5000 developers from
116 countries, and found the use of open-source software to be
'pervasive, used by almost three-quarters of organisations and
spanning hundreds of thousands of projects...'
"Government IT departments looking to cut costs associated with
proprietary packages software are also being encouraged to embrace
open-source software and, last week, India's communist-run Kerala
state announced plans to reduce Microsoft's dominance in schools by
promoting the use of Linux..."
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