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New Zealand Reseller News: Locals Throw Doubt on Open Source Adoption Figures

Jan 27, 2006, 19:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kate Palmer)

"New Zealand and Australia are lagging behind Europe and North America in the adoption of open source software (OSS), according to a report from research firm Forrester. However, local OSS experts believe Forrester's figures understate the true picture.

"Analyst Sam Higgins says the low adoption rate--one-third the rate of North America--is because OSS is caught between two worlds. He says customers have been conditioned to buy software from vendors and their approved partners..."

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