80% of Software Will Be Open source
Posted by robertradamantsco on February 11, 2008
Gartner Inc., an IT research and advisory company housed in Connecticut, made the prediction that by the year 2012, more than 80% of all computer software would be or would contain open source. Due to the steady increase in the number of programmers, the ability for those programmers to communicate over the Internet, and the desire for cheaper software, open source is going to experience a huge boom. You might think this is a bold statement, considering the overwhelming number of proprietary software users in the world today, but the cost and ease of developing open source software will likely result in a significant boost in the number of open source applications.
Once the ball gets rolling…
It’s not hard to imagine that as people warm up to, and become more aware of, open source software, there could be a snowball effect. Analysts are predicting that in only four years, the number of open source applications and programmers will significantly rise. Due largely in part to the Internet, the ability for these open source programmers to communicate with another has led to a large rise in open source software in just the past few years, such as the increase in the number of Linux distributions and the ease with which those Linux distributions are updated and upgraded and the number of open source applications that rival proprietary software applications. Proprietary software companies, such as Apple, have already started utilizing a lot of open source software in their systems and applications. Open source is becoming an imposing figure in the software development world, and there’s no denying the gains it’s made over the past decade.
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koment: Kao sto vidimo, razloga je sve vise koristiti free i open source softver. To sto mnogi jezici tvrde kako su windowsi mnogo nadmocniji u funkcionalnom smislu ne znaci mnogo, jer se slobodan softver razvija sve brze, a i sve se vise koristi. Sjetimo se, nedavno je i izasla vijest (koju smo i ovdje objavili) da Danska u svojim ministarstvima misli u potpunosti uvesti Linux sisteme upravo radih svih pogodnosti. Sudeci po ovom i nekim drugim tekstovima, Danska u tome nece biti usamljena. S druge strane, postoje mnoga misljenja kako ce Linux uvijek zaostajati za windowsima, sto je naravno diskutabilno. Iako postoji mnogo razloga za takvo razmisljanje, mislim da je veci razlog zasto mnogi ne zele prijeci na Linux taj sto su se jednostavno toliko naviknuli na windowse, a ne zato sto su toliko razvijeniji. Navika je mocna stvar, sto mogu vidjeti i po sebi hehe…