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Research and Markets: Open Source/Linux Development 2009, Volume 1 Report Consists of Over 400 In-Depth Interviews With Linux Developers
[February 04, 2010]

Research and Markets: Open Source/Linux Development 2009, Volume 1 Report Consists of Over 400 In-Depth Interviews With Linux Developers

DUBLIN --(Business Wire)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Open Source/Linux Development 2009, v1" report to their offering.

The Open Source/Linux Development survey series finds out exactly what's on the minds of developers active in Open Source development. This survey consists of over 400 in-depth interviews with Linux developers and covers topics such as: languages and Linux distributions; what type of apps are being created for servers and for clients; how many Linux apps will be released next year; what are the major obstacles to Linux and to Open Source Software (OSS); how different types of development tools rate; security concerns with Linux; preferred chipsets, licensing issues, and development tools.

Conducted annually.

Open Source Developers Embrace the Cloud and Google (News - Alert) App Engine Forty percent of developers working on Open Source projects intend to provide their applications as web services offerings using Cloud providers, according to the latest Evans Data Open Source Development survey. Of those who plan to use the cloud, the largest plurality, 28%, plan to use Google's App Engine, while 15% plan to use Amazons services. Cloud services by other vendors, such as Microsoft, IBM (News - Alert), and Salesforce are not nearly as popular.

"As costs increase for power, staff and data center resources, more businesses are being attracted to the latest promise: moving more of the company's infrastructure and applications- into a third-party provided cloud," stated John Andrews, President and CEO of Evans Data Corp. "Many companies are using this model to not only reduce infrastructure costs but simultaneously increase their computational capabilities." As for other channels, more open source apps are distributed through OSS portals (30%) than any other way, but those who distribute their apps through mobile app stores are the most likely to be making money.

Other highlights of this survey of over 360 developers involved with open source development and conducted in November 2008 include: Just over half (52%) use Linux in a virtualized environment.

MySQL is still the open source database of choice with over half of developers using it in at least some of their projects. Two thirds use a SQL database, either open source or commercial, while only 10% use a non-SQL relational database management system One in five use the Flex programming language at least some of the time Key Topics Covered: Executive Summary Overview Demographics The Business of Open Source Software Open Source Support and Security Open Source Applications in Use for Server and Clients Cloud Computing and Virtualization Perceptions and Motivators Development Tools and Issues Linux as Host and Target Platform Language Use For more information visit

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