Open Source Cost – The Google Trend That Has Not Wavered

Using Google Trends* I examined the following four open source search phrases in an attempt to see how these would compare in two different segments. First, the “All Categories” section of Google Trends, which aggregates searches from across the entire Internet. Second, the category “Computers & Electronics” which, by my own assumptive admission, would be the category to provide some insight into the trends of the “early adopters” of open source software. The Four Phrases I Examined: “Open source cost” “Open source support” “Open source scanner” “Open source security” As the masses become more acclimated with open source software, I was curious to see if there would be more searches dedicated to one phrase over the other, across the two segments.