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FOSS worldwide – Australia 4th overall

Red Hat has announced the results of a survey they sponsored showing the amount of open source activity around the world. An activity map shows the level of open source activity happening today, while the environmental map is based off more speculative factors to determine whether the environment is favourable for open source to take hold.

Out of the 57 countries included in the survey, the top 5 were:

France
Overall=1
Government=1
Industry=25
Community=3

Spain
Overall=2
Government=2
Industry=22
Community=10

Germany
Overall=3
Government=4
Industry=19
Community=5

Australia
Overall=4
Government=14
Industry=4
Community=11

Finland
Overall=5
Government=19
Industry=1
Community=18

So, Australia comes in at number 4 overall. Our Industry was quite high, while our Government continues to let us down (I wonder whether Universities were considered Government or Industry?).

Anyway, interesting numbers. The Open Source Index is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.

-c