The Business Owner’s Guide to Open Source Software
January 18, 2011 Leave a comment
Whether it’s within their embedded systems or as part of an internal IT infrastructure, open source technologies are powering more and more companies. Nokia recently open-sourced its proprietary operating system in hopes of being able to continue to compete in the smartphone market. Netflix is one company that opted for open source technologies early on to help power its operations and it continues to give back to the community. The software that powers Facebook is almost entirely open source and custom-written for its needs. Superpower Amazon.com also uses open-source software for nearly everything they operate.
It’s not just companies – consumers are also moving in the direction of open source platforms. Android Mobile Devices have long been surpassing Apple’s iOS in sales. Part of this success can be attributed to the variety of service providers and Android phones available from multiple carriers. However, it is safe to say that consumers are embracing open source platforms as a reliable and affordable solution for data access and management.
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