Open source defies odds

“In today’s operating system market, for example, Android leads with 42% share, and Apple is second with 24%,” he says, pointing out that Android is OSS, and Apple’s OS X has an integrated version of FreeBSD, an OSS operating system.

ITWeb’s recent Open Source Survey found that OSS use is growing. Almost half (45.99%) of survey respondents rated vendor-supported open source software the same as proprietary software, while 31.55% rated open source software better and 7.49% rated it worse.