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Global Open Source & Free Software Industry

 

The global open source software industry is expected to record yearly growth of 22% to exceed $8 billion in 2013, according to market research from IDC. Open software is produced by way of public collaboration, with an openly published source code that is then enriched by others as opposed to traditional software where the source code is strictly protected.

 

The global software market, worth close to $300 billion, has been changed by the presence of open source software on the market. Originally a propriety software substitute, open source is being used in a more direct manner across a wide array of commercial products. Open source software allows users to view, copy, change and distribute both the source code and the software, depending on licensing conditions. Open source has many advantages including innovation, customization, affordability, interoperability and local content development.

 

Firms are eager to avail of reasonably priced testing solutions to detect software bugs, while also speeding up the time-to-market period for software products. Testing tools are becoming more costly due to market expansion, driving IT firms to take advantage of open source testing tools.

 

Within the current economic climate, open source software is increasingly attractive for businesses seeking to cut costs to better weather the economic recession. Though open source has been available on the IT market for more than 20 years, the market is benefiting from changing mindsets regarding intellectual property in terms of production, distribution and IT market commoditization.

 

Commercial open source software companies develop commercial solutions by adding supplementary features to existing open source software for more publicly available products with a greater degree of usability.

 

 

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Global Open Source : Innovation and Technology Trends

  • Industry report
  • March 2014
  • 30 pages

... Of understanding with leru, earto, eua, nordforsk and unilateral statement by science europe the commission "will adopt establish open access to scientific publications as a general principle for all eu funded ...

  • Industries: Open Source and Free Software
  • Countries: Europe, World

U.S. Open Source Market : Innovation and Technology Trends

  • Industry report
  • July 2013
  • 55 pages

... Is defined as one that develops, uses, or commercializes source code that meets the open source initiative definition of open source software. 3 Increase in the rate of oss entry by start ...

  • Industries: Open Source and Free Software
  • Countries: United States

Open Source Market in Europe

  • Industry report
  • January 2013
  • 29 pages

... Concrete plans for forming an open source project (openncp) delivering the software components necessary to run a ncp manifested in an international implementation team forming open source ...

  • Industries: Open Source and Free Software
  • Countries: Europe

The Japanese Open Source Industry Analysis

  • Industry report
  • June 2013
  • 96 pages

... Infrastructure: open access repositories 37 38 open access repositories federation 39 40 as of july 2009 li nk e d c t r e a ct ome t ax on om y k egg pubmed ge ne id p fa m un i p ro t o m im pdb ...

  • Industries: Open Source and Free Software
  • Countries: Japan

The German Open Source and Free Software Industry : Innovation and Technology Trends

  • Industry report
  • July 2012
  • 27 pages
  • Industries: Open Source and Free Software
  • Countries: Germany

Open Source Industry in The United Kingdom and The United States

  • Industry report
  • June 2013
  • 42 pages

... Revisions. Opportunity for developers to customise programmes for own needs distributed under open source license benefits evolution - 1application first written & distributed ...

  • Industries: Open Source and Free Software
  • Countries: World, United Kingdom, United States

Open Source Industry in South Africa and Brazil

  • Industry report
  • January 2013
  • 35 pages

... source 19 (Free and) open source software written to be freely used, distributed, studied, and modified in any way, for any purpose 20 benefits no entry barrier: accessible to all rights to reuse ...

  • Industries: Open Source and Free Software
  • Countries: World, South Africa, Brazil

Open Source Sector Trends in India

  • Industry report
  • December 2013
  • 25 pages

... Including subsequent improvements to it by anyone generally referred to as a computer program available to the general public for use/modification from its original design open source is collaborative ...

  • Industries: Open Source and Free Software
  • Countries: India

The Chinese Open Source and Free Software Business Brief

  • Industry report
  • January 2012
  • 15 pages

... Code generation scilab for the near future: scilab 6 language: ascendant compatibility ensured 11 10 27 Software evolution Adapta'on To Free And open Source Cleaning Internal ...

  • Industries: Open Source and Free Software
  • Countries: China

Open Source in Australia, Netherlands and Sweden : Innovation and Technology Trends

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  • October 2012
  • 73 pages

... And services circle1 oapen pilots the new project bid going for gold open knowledge (open scholarship) Software: open source software Education: open courseware Research output research results: research data ...

  • Industries: Open Source and Free Software
  • Countries: Australia, Netherlands, Sweden
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