| |March 20195VOL 2 · ISSUE 2 - 4 · MARCH 13 - 2019Open-source soft ware use in business has come a long way since the fi rst LinuxWorld Conference & Expo was held in San Jose, California, in March 1999. Linux had been around as an operati ng system since its inventi on in 1991 by Finnish-American developer Linus Torvalds, but its use in business computi ng was just beginning to germinate by the early 2000s.Fast-forward to 2018. Open-source soft ware powers the internet, much of the world's cloud computi ng infrastructure, thousands of companies around the globe and a wide range of technologies, including soft ware used in motor vehicles, consumer devices, in-home systems and more. Channel partners are increasingly involved in open source today, selling services, off ering advice and helping clients use open source eff ecti vely.And despite that phenomenal growth, millions of developers conti nue to devote countless hours to projects. By the end of 2017, more than 24 million developers in more than 200 countries had contributed to some 67 million GitHub project repositories. Many more projects are also used by more developers on code repositories off ered by GitLab, Bitbucket, SourceForge and others.India too joined the league in 2015. Developers in India are more likely to contribute to open source than developers from other countries, with more than two-thirds (68 percent) acti vely parti cipati ng. A developing country like India, where the service industry is the base of the economy, is in a bett er positi on to benefi t from the open source ecosystem. Open source will be leapfrogging to bigger and more core areas like transportati on, smart citi es, agriculture and renewable energy at a later stage. Among other secti ons, enterprises have started sharpening their focus on open source adopti on. This will help India reach the next level of growth. "In the past, you had to start developing a new idea from scratch. Nowadays, you can get a headstart by leveraging open source tools and frameworks. This creates a new business reality in which India can play a great role. Having considered that, we at CIO Insider truly wished to bring forth such technology enablers who are further helping the developer community to grow. We present to you the top 10 most recommended Open Source Technology Soluti on providers. Hope these companies make your business realize the new dimensions of customized products.Do let us know what you think. Emmanuel Christi DasEditoremmanuel@cioinsiderindia.comOpen Source - IT's Agent for Technologically Developing CountriesOffi ce Editorial queries editor@cioinsiderindia.comAdvertising queriessales@cioinsiderindia.comBangaloreTel 080 46441103 To subscribeVisit www.cioinsiderindia.com/magazine-in or send email to: subscription@cioinsiderindia.comCover price is Rs 150 per issueAshok KumarSales & MarketingRavi KalgiGroup Art DirectorMagendran PerumalCirculation ManagerEditorial TeamChitra MishraShiwani PrakashAnitha TLakshmi GCIOInsiderNo. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugheshpalya, Bangalore-560017Vetrivel S S SivasankarVisualizer PublisherEditorAlok ChaturvediEmmanuel Christi DasPrinted and published by Alok Chaturvedi on Behalf of SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd and Printed at Precision Fototype Services at Sri Sabari Shopping Com-plex, 24 Residency Road Bangalore-560025 and Published at No. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugeshpalya, Bangalore-560017.Copyright © 2019 SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd, All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher.Editorial | |August 201813 | |December 2017137CIOReview
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