Linux Foundation: Collaborative Development Trends Report

Companies view collaborative development as key to their success

Collaborative software development is on the rise. This new and emerging way of building software is producing compelling business advantages for companies, as well as distinct benefits for the individual developers who participate. Open, collaborative development involves multiple individuals and companies, and in which the code base is open source and a shared investment.

The Linux community pioneered this approach to software development and their success has helped to inspire the spread of collaborative methods to other industries and technologies. The Linux Foundation has just conducted a survey and published The Collaborative Development Trends Report in order to help the community and industry better understand the factors driving the rise in collaborative development and what it means for the future of business and the way technology is built.

The report shows that business needs are driving increased adoption of collaborative development practices: 91% of business managers and executives surveyed ruled collaborative software development somewhat to very important to their business.

Top five technologies poised to be most disrupted by collaborative development in the next 12 months, according to business managers:

  1. Cloud computing
  2. Mobile devices
  3. Internet of things
  4. Software-defined networking
  5. Operating systems

Business managers see tangible benefits of collaboration over other development methods, including faster time to market and lower development costs.

Source: Collaborative Development Trends Report, A Linux Foundation Publication, March 2014

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