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Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud computing will be some of the key drivers in open source software development in the next year.

Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud computing will be some of the key drivers in open source software development in the next year. Those are two findings buried in a study by North Bridge Venture Partners and IT analyst company The 451 Group that was released at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco today.

The report, "Future of Open Source Survey," compiles answers from 450 respondents from private and public companies who were asked a wide array of questions around open source computing, such as adoption rates and economic impact.

Among all respondents, there are already 470 projects underway that will be cloud-based. (The report doesn't offer that number by percentage.) Mobile is another hot area, with nearly 94 percent of respondents writing apps for Apple iOS and Android.

Doug is out today. This entry was written by Michael Domingo, executive editor of New Media, Redmond Media Group.

Posted by Michael Domingo on 05/17/2011 at 12:47 PM


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