Posted by marinasum
on March 31, 2009 at 2:21 AM PDT
For all that viability of open-source software is an old subject, an article in The Guardian reports that the current economic slump is definitely seeing increasing adoption.
A recent article in The Guardian presents an informative analysis of how the recession is affecting adoption of open-source software. Bottom line: The cost factor matters, but of course, and more companies are experimenting with the adoption of open-source software as a cost-saving alternative.
Tough choices abound. However, continuing improving open-source software, such as Sun-sponsored OpenOffice , is steadily gaining popularity in tune with a growing community. Simultaneously, the open-source development model of pushing out code early is becoming more attractive.