Open Source Going Strong Despite SCO Suits
Open-source database use is experiencing strong growth, with 52 percent of respondents reporting that they're now using or plan to use MySQL AB's open-source database.Open-source use is going strong, in spite of a spate of lawsuits brought by the SCO Group Inc. According to a new report from Forrester Research Inc., a full 60 percent of respondents said theyre currently using or plan to use open-source technology.
Forrester surveyed 140 large North American companies on their open-source plans and found that MySQL ABs open-source database was high on respondents project lists, with 52 percent of respondents reporting that theyre now using it or plan to use it.
Thats exactly what MySQL Co-founder Michael "Monty" Widenius is going after: namely, getting MySQL into more developers hands and into a greater geographical distribution, running more applications and on a wide array of devices such as PDAs, he told eWEEK.com in an exclusive interview when he was in Orlando, Fla., for the MySQL user conference this week.