Standalone OSS market to hit US$5.8bn
Significant demand for standalone open source software (OSS) will see the market grow at a rate of 26pc a year to reach US$5.8bn by 2011, according to IDC.
IDC said that worldwide revenue from standalone open source software reached US$1.8bn in 2006. Accelerated adoption of standalone OSS will be driven by the gradual removal of barriers to adoption, claimed the analyst firm.
IDC's study showed that the drivers for OSS adoption, and in particular commercial adoption of OSS, include increased customer interest in OSS as customers realise that OSS provides them with more choice and leverage with proprietary software vendors.