Love for open-source software shows no signs of slowing down

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Love for open source software spans the entire tech spectrum, according to a new report examining the state of software development and the tools needed to do it.

the 2022 State of Open Source Reportconducted by OpenLogic, surveyed 2,660 professionals and their organizations who use open source tools.

If you’re a software developer or work in an adjacent industry, it’s probably no surprise: open source tools are the glue that holds so much together, a community of selfless individuals working toward a greater goal.

The love of open source

The report asked respondents a series of questions to gauge their interest in (and love of) open source, covering a wide variety of roles and businesses (see below for more information on specific methodologies) .

Most respondents use an open source programming language or framework, followed closely by databases, operating systems, Git repositories, frameworks for AI/ML/DL, and the cloud.

2022 Open Source Report

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When it comes to reservations, respondents pointed to a lack of skills. But, perhaps most interestingly, 27% said they had no reservations.

2022 Open Source Report

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As for the reasons for using open source, the answers were clear: access to innovations and the latest technologies; no license costs, which means an overall reduction in costs; modernize their technology stack; many options for similar technologies; and constant releases and patches.

2022 Open Source Report

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Methodology

Most (38%) are technology companies, but many other sectors are represented: consulting, banking and finance, transport, telecoms, education, health, public sector, etc. 39% of companies had between 100 and 1,000 employees, 32% had less than 100 employees and 28% had more than 1,000 employees.

In terms of regions, North America dominates, representing 52.6% of respondents, followed by Asia-Pacific (12.4%), the United Kingdom and Europe (10.9%), Asia (7.7%), the Middle East (6.6%), Latin America (5.2%). %), Africa (4.2%) and Oceania (0.32%).

Full Stack Developers were the most numerous respondents at 21.8%, followed by Back End (18.5%), Front End (16%), Engineering (15.7%), Project Management (14 .4%), Architect (14.4%), DevOps (12.6%). %), etc

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