It wasn’t long ago that open source software was the poor cousin of proprietary tools. It was the software you picked if you couldn’t afford “real software” and were willing to make do with fewer features and spotty support.
Instead of asking “why open source?”, CIOs now first ask “where else can we use open source?” Open source software has emerged as the leader in many categories and the driving force of technology innovation, from cloud and big data to social media and mobile. NGINX believes that the broad adoption and contribution to open source represents the greatest opportunity for continued innovation and economic growth in our digital-centric society.
This is why we are proud to be platinum supporters of this year’s Future of Open Source Survey, sponsored by Black Duck and North Bridge Venture Partners. This annual assessment of open source industry trends drives broad discussion around key issues for developers, technology purchasers, and the open source community at large.
The results of The Future of Open Source survey help shape open source projects, have improved the awareness of open source among enterprise IT buyers, and provide visibility into the true role of open source in the modern technology landscape. You can see last year’s results here on SlideShare.
Whatever your use or participation in open source, please take this brief survey today.