December 2, 2013 Alex Woodie
For years, open source software has been a bit of a redheaded stepchild in the button-down IBM midrange community. IBM i shops were hesitant to use it, and vendors were afraid to adopt it. But with so much of the computing world now running on open source, the aversion to open source has gradually melted away, and it has steadily crept into use among large corporations, and the IBM i world too.
It is tough to measure the adoption of open source software, which flows freely across networks by its very nature. Nobody requires you to register to use open