Governmental agencies lead the way in use of open source software, according to Black Duck Software’s 2013 Future of Open Source survey. More than 35 percent of government representatives queried for the survey say they use open source, followed by medical (15.2 percent), media (13 percent), financial (8.8 percent), and retail (5.9 percent). You can view more of the survey at Slideshare.
Increasingly, users are adopting open source software because they expect higher software quality and security with open source, according to surveys like those from Black Duck. That’s very interesting, because for many years, open source software was largely avoided for those two very reasons.