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LinuxWorld Australia: Graphic Eye for the Open Source Guy

Sep 30, 2006, 16:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neil McAllister)

"There's no shortage of open source programmers out there. According to a recent study of 5,000 developers by the research firm IDC, fully 71 percent said they used open source software, and half reported that use of open source was increasing within their organizations.

"Outside of coding, however, few fields of endeavor have embraced open source practices on their own. Last week I mentioned how Sun and others have begun experimenting with open source practices for chip design, but if you stray from the realm of computing, you'll be hard pressed to find examples of similar principles in practice..."

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