June 2016

IoT report series: Open source in the Internet of Things

Developers, Tools and Strategies for Open Source, Open Hardware and Open Data
IoT report series: Open source in the Internet of Things

The Open Source in IoT report provides developer program managers with objective data-backed insights on the use of open source technology by IoT developers and helps them to manage the use of open source in their projects.

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91% of IoT developers use open source technology in their projects. Open source is a major factor in the Internet of Things. In this report, we examine the state of the art in how and why IoT developers use open source software, open source hardware, and open data.

The data in this report comes from our 10th edition Developer Economics survey (Q4 2015). 3,700 Internet of Things developers answered questions about their use of and attitude towards open source technology.

The Open Source in IoT report provides developer program managers with objective data-backed insights on the use of open source technology by IoT developers and helps them to manage the use of open source in their projects.

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  • How mainstream is open source in IoT? Is it just for hobbyists and idealists, or is there more to it than that?
  • Which developer demographics use open source and why?
  • How can I make sense of the hundreds of open source, open hardware, and open data licenses that are out there?
  • Should your project be open or closed? How can you use open source to achieve commercial success?

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Our Q4 2015 Developer Economics survey reached over 21,000 developers in 150 countries.The data from this survey, the largest research to date on IoT developers, give us a unique perspective at how the Internet of Things developer ecosystem is evolving. This research report delves into data on 3,700 IoT developers that told us about their open source habits.

The online survey was translated into 11 languages (Russian, Vietnamese, Spanish, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean, Portuguese, Japanese, French, Indonesian, Italian) and promoted by leading community and media partners within the app development and IoT industry. We corrected for regional bias and segment distribution bias across our outreach channels.

For more information about our methodology, please get in touch.

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