I love end of year predictions. Whether they're right or wrong is one thing, but it's valuable to imagine various scenarios of what might happen. Taking the time to consider and connect what has happened with what might happen, opens new insights.
Having said that, I'm not going to make a 2010 prediction about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). I do, however, want to share some stats about
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on ERP, SCM, EAM, HR, financial systems, PLM, accounting systems, pharmacy information management systems, CRM, ECM, BPM, MRO, PPM, POS, and SFA systems (I've included data from many permutations of these as well--for example industry-specific solutions, and applications that could fall under larger headings like warehouse management systems). Let me break that down. User demand for all things FOSS increased by roughly 2% from 2008 to 2009. The greatest increase came from people seeking applications that