Gartner Research

Survey Analysis: Open-Source Software Adoption and Governance, Worldwide, 2014

Published: 12 February 2015

ID: G00272505

Analyst(s): Matthew Cheung, Laurie Wurster


When OSS becomes a strategic part of the enterprise IT infrastructure, product marketing managers at OSS vendors should target organizations in emerging markets, such as Asia/Pacific, and market OSS governance service capabilities to less mature IT departments.

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Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • More Than One-Third of OSS Users Implement OSS Strategically or Consistently; Asia/Pacific Is the Hotbed of OSS
  • Lower TCO, Improved Security and Strategic Competitive Advantage Are the Top Three Reasons for Using OSS
  • Only One-Third of Respondents Have a Corporate Policy to Govern Use and Purchase of OSS in the Enterprise
  • Organizations Contribute to OSS Projects for Better-Quality Codes, Viability of Projects and Vendor Independence
  • Among OSS User Respondents, One or Two Vendors Could Monopolize a Strategic Part of Their IT Environment
  • Methodology
  • Definitions

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