Do you know 78% of the companies uses open source software ? Yes, it is the reality. But another amazing thing is that far less do even a half-wayu decent job of managing it.
Black Duck Software, the open-source software (OSS) logistics and legal solutions provider publishes this results after survey. It is found that companies are adopting open source crazyly but are not managing it properly.
Lou Shipley, Black Duck’s CEO, said in a statement, “In the results this year, it has become more evident that companies need their management and governance of open source to catch up to their usage. This is critical to reducing potential security, legal, and operational risks while allowing companies to reap the full benefits OSS provides.”
Some survey results:
1. 78 percent said their companies run part or all of its operations on OSS
2. 66 percent said their company creates software for customers built on open source.
3. 55 percent believe open source delivers superior security when lined up against proprietary solutions.
4. 58 percent think open source scales better and 43 percent said OSS provides superior ease of deployment over proprietary software.