Enterprise-ready open source gains traction

Companies are beginning to move away from the ‘closed’ or proprietary software model to an enterprise-ready open source model, where they acquire solutions that fulfil specific business needs, according to Linux Warehouse MD Jan-Jan van der Vyver.

“In the proprietary world, sales are made by creating new software versions. This creates a push-and-pull effect – enticing users to upgrade so they can access new features, and for those who do not – discontinue support after a period of time,” explains Van der Vyver.