"The Standish group recently completed an extensive study that
examines factors influencing open-source adoption. Based on five
years of research and analysis, the report provides intriguing
insights into open-source adoption levels and the way that open
source is reshaping the software industry. Individuals who
participated in the Standish survey identified several key drivers
for open source adoption, including lower costs, better security
and reliability, and faster development speed.
"According to the report, open-source software reduces the
initial cost of launching new projects. "When budgets are tight
it's all too easy to get sucked into the assumption that whatever
the project may be, it will be faced with an immediate 'no.' Open
source can turn that 'no' into a 'yes.'," the report says..."