"Gartner estimates that by 2013, 90 percent of Global 2000
enterprises will include open source software (OSS) as business
critical elements of their IT portfolios -- and by 2016, that
number will increase to 99 percent. It makes sense that open source
use is on the rise. Java developers already know that open source
offers unmatched flexibility, the power to control and easily
modify code and optimize performance.
The bottom line: Using open source components for software
development improves an organization's ability to deliver higher
quality software faster at lower cost.