On the same day that programmers released version 2 of OpenOffice.org, survey results showed a significant opportunity for the open-source rival to Microsoft Office.
By 2010, 22 percent of companies surveyed by Saugatuck Technology expect their core desktop productivity programs will be open-source software. The survey polled more than 100 senior executives, about 80 percent in the United States and the rest from other parts of the world.
"That's a big number when you consider Microsoft has about 95 percent market share," said Saugatuck president Bill McNee.
Among areas, 28 percent said open-source software would at … Read more