SANTA CRUZ, CA, July 25, 2005 - Evans Data's new Spring 2005 Asia Pacific Development Survey has found that 47% of APAC developers are increasing their adoption of open source in the next year. Only 25% of developers in North America expect to increase their use of open source next year. Only 4% of the APAC developers expect to decrease the use of open source in the next twelve months.
APAC developers contribute back to the open source community more, 44%, than their North American counterparts, 32%. Additionally, almost 70% of APAC developers believe that Linux can be used in mission-critical deployments compared to 57% in North America.
"There's a direct correlation between developers who use Java and the use of open source software modules in development, the greater the use of Java the more likely the developer utilizes open source," said Steve Fullmer, Evans Data’s APAC and North American analyst. "We've also found this trend in the enterprise space in North America, greater use of Java corresponds clearly with a greater acceptance and use of open source resources."
Other findings from the July 2005 survey of more than 400 developers in the Asia-Pacific region:
- Six months ago, APAC adoption of 64 bit technology was flat but Evans Data has found that the number of developers without intentions to develop to 64-bit technology has dropped by almost 60% from 35% six months ago to 15% today.
- Companies with strong security practices have maintained their security but the number of respondents victimized by security breaches has slightly increased to 74% along with an increase in the diversity and form of the attacks. Many of the breaches could be resolved by applying standard Microsoft patches and upgrades on a regular basis.
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