posted by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Apr 2008 21:06 UTC
Ars reports: "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." Sadly, the report itself is not available to the public (you can purchase it for USD 1000), so I can't give you a more detailed analysis than whatever Ars has to say. Which is too bad, since I love diving into the statistical side of such a study.