33.1% of organizations choosing open source make decision based on control over source code

74.7% of respondents to Simula Labs survey said that cost is not the primary reason for adopting and deploying open source software within their organization. Of the decision drivers, greater control over software code (as compared to proprietary software) was the most popular reason for choosing open source, garnering 33.1% of the respondent vote. Nearly one in every five developers chose either ‘lower barrier to evaluation/use’ (19.5%) or ‘less vendor lock-in’ (18.3%) as the top reasons for choosing open source software. 26.6% of respondents indicated that the majority of their development teams are dispersed geographically in separate areas. 44.1% of respondents indicated that a quarter or more of their development team was geographically dispersed.