Open source revenues to touch US $5.8 billon dollars in 2011
This is yet another upcoming story for open source software. According to IDC:
Sales of open source software will grow from $1.8bn last year to $5.8bn in 2011. Matt Lawton, programme director for IDC’s Open Source Software Business Models research programme, typified the current market as “immature” and in the “early stages”.
The projected revenue figure is low when compared to commercial, closed source software. But the analyst believes that revenues alone do not reflect the actual distribution of open source software.
Read more…Share this on:
Your support makes a big difference:
I have a small favor to ask. More people are reading the nixCraft. Many of you block advertising which is your right, and advertising revenues are not sufficient to cover my operating costs. So you can see why I need to ask for your help. The nixCraft, takes a lot of my time and hard work to produce. If you use nixCraft, who likes it, helps me with donations:
Become a Supporter → Make a contribution via Paypal/Bitcoin →
Don't Miss Any Linux and Unix Tips Get nixCraft in your inbox. It's free: