February 8, 2011 – Open source software use continues to grow and is becoming a differentiator competitively, according to a new study from Gartner.

More than half of organizations surveyed have adopted open source software as part of their IT strategy. “In the past, to reduce cost was most important. That is starting to change,” says Laurie Wurster, research director at Gartner. “It’s become more mainstream because it’s part of strategy now.”

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