Open Source Software (OSS) has moved beyond the allure of cost savings to benefits such as application agility, rapid deployment, high quality, highly scalable software and high performance security. This brief white paper provides an overview of Open Source Software, biggest drivers for commercial OSS adoption, predicated trends, OSS for systems of engagement and insights and benefits realized with OSS adoption.

According to a 2014 Black Duck Software and North Bridge Partners survey, 41.7% of 1240 participants plan to deploy an Open Source solution in 1-2 years which will contribute towards creating 1.47 million jobs in the US by 2018. Businesses have been saving $60 billion per year by migrating to Open Source.