Asia open to code

Open source code is becoming increasingly popular in Asia, according to a new report.

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By  Published  December 16, 2006

Open source code is becoming increasingly popular in Asia, according to a new report.

The number of software developers using open source in Asia has jumped more than 40% in three years, according to Evans Data Corporation, with over 70% of developers now using the application.

“Developers who faced difficult coding assignments had a harder time before open source software became common,” the research firm noted, according to news site Vnunet.

Linux was a particularly popular solution, the research showed.“One of the main advantages of using Linux is that it is cheaper than the Windows solution,” commented Renee Chen, a representative from Taiwanese software developer Cyberlink.

Evans Data surveyed nearly 400 software developers throughout Asia Pacific for the report.

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