Five Out Of Six Developers Now Using Or Deploying Open Source

Paula Rooney | ZDNet | December 7, 2012

Summary: Five out of six developers recently surveyed by Forrester Research say they have used or are using open source tools as part of their application development or deployment and the top five classes of software used are operating systems, web servers, databases, developer tools and configuration management tools

Five out of six developers today use or have used open source tools or deployed open source software in their projects, a recent Forrester Research study revealed.

But in which software categories? The top five, according to the recent survey, are operating systems, web servers, relational database management systems, IDEs and software configuration management tools.

The vast majority -- 56 percent -- are using open source operating systems such as Linux in their development or deployment projects, according to the survey of almost 500 developers in a third quarter of this year