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2016 Open Source Support Report

Open source software (OSS) is the dominant force in software development today, driving technical innovation, enabling productivity gains, and touching everything from big data and cloud to mobile and embedded. Despite its importance and reach, there’s little infrastructure and even less knowledge on how to effectively support OSS.

This report takes real support data from the top OSS packages across different organizations to analyze the statistics, realities, and results of open source in the field.

For more recent data download the 2017 Open Source Support Report.

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7 questions to select, deploy, and maintain open source software effectively

A question that often comes up in enterprise software organizations is: What happens when open source software (OSS) doesn’t work? Whether it’s confusion building out a server stack or panic during a system outage, the best that IT leaders and developers can hope for is that they’ve planned and prepared just enough to get over this hurdle and realize that they must prepare for the next.

The challenges with selecting, deploying, and maintaining OSS today is vastly different when compared to just a few years ago. For organizations committed to adopting OSS, here are seven key questions to think about when determining how effective current strategy is against common hurdles.

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