Open Source Continues Its Infiltration of the Enterprise

Early last year, when we covered Northbridge Venture Partners’ 2009 Future of Open Source survey, there were a number of surprising predictions made by open source movers and shakers. A staggering 96 percent of respondents said that the economic downturn was having a positive effect on open source adoption and would continue to do so. Around the same time that that survey arrived, Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst predicted that nearly all significant software platforms and applications would at least have open source components. Now, there are signs that both of those sentiments are playing out just as Whitehurst and the survey respondents said they would.

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