Business Standard: Open Source to Run 50 Per Cent IT Infrastructure in 5 Years: MAIT
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"Information technology industry watcher MAIT has predicted that
within five years, nearly 50 per cent of the software
infrastructure could be taken up by open source software.
"According to MAIT, the open source software position will grow
the fastest among small servers and its penetration will grow from
its near-zero position in large servers and corporate desktops to
become a viable option within 2-3 years.
"The Linux-initiated open sourcing wave began in 1999 and has
since been heralded as a big threat to proprietary software such as