Open-Source usage on the rise says Open-Source Initiative

According to Perforce Software and the Open-Source Initiative’s (OSI) annual State of Open-Source Report, there is an increase in open-source usage, but approximately 40 per cent of teams using open source lack the internal skills to test, use, or integrate that software.

The report details open-source software usage, adoption, and challenges based on anonymous survey responses from open-source users working in 20+ industries for organizations of all sizes across all eight global regions.

The result of the survey indicates a positive trend toward open-source strategy and maturity. This is due to the fact that 35 per cent of survey respondents have OSS security and compliance policies; 28 per cent have legal teams familiar with open-source licensing; and more than 25 per cent of organizations in most industries generate a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM), a critical first step toward greater security and transparency.

The Report also sheds light on the factors driving open-source software adoption, the most popular open-source technologies, and the most common challenges that teams using OSS face. The report also provides important insights into the increasing maturity of open-source strategies across organizations of all sizes, industries, and geographic regions.

According to the report, over the last year, 80 per cent of organizations increased their use of open-source software. OSS is used by four out of every five businesses for a variety of business-critical applications such as data and database management, containers and container orchestration, and DevOps and SDLC tooling.

The sources for this piece include an article in ZDNet.

IT World Canada Staff
IT World Canada Staff
The online resource for Canadian Information Technology professionals.

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