The open-source Linux ecosystem is one of the most successful examples of collaborative software development. In a new report released today at the Linux Collaboration Summit, the Linux Foundation has attempted to quantify how organizations today are embracing the collaborative development model.
The study surveyed 700 business managers and software developers, 91 percent of whom said that collaborative software development is important to their businesses. The study also found that 77 percent of business managers were able to achieve a faster time to market by using collaborative software development methods.
“The study defined collaborative development as software development that involves multiple individuals and companies, in many cases competing in the same industry, and in which the code base is open source and a shared investment,” Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at the Linux Foundation, told eWEEK.