In case you missed it, we published the results of our Developer Survey as a PDF. One of the things we did this year was post some comparisons to last year’s survey, specifically the changing attitudes toward OSS license compliance and policy. Here’s a statistic that caught my attention:
These two ends of spectrum – no standards vs. total lock down – had huge movement between 2011 and 2012, and I predict that we’re going to see the same sort of movement in next year’s survey. Open source compliance is top of mind for a few reasons, but I think that the trend can be explained by the timing of corporate adoption of OSS over the last decade and the average lifecycle of enterprise development.