By AN Jay on September 26, 2011

Infographic: The State Of Open Source Adoption

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The goal of this infographic was to highlight assumptions and myths that the proprietary community might be existing under, namely, that open source was somehow inferior to proprietary software. But if you want to know the truth with facts and statistics so this graphic is for you. This infographic illustrated on the data collected in the surveys on systems management in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 to determine systems management usage trends among IT professionals who attended the USENIX Large Installation System Administration (LISA) conference.

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“We would love to know what you are thinking while viewing this infographic.”

What I’m thinking when viewing it is that it is appallingly done; I believe it is the worst-done infographic that I have ever seen.

- Answers to the “why didn’t you” and “why did you” questions are not complete and not mutually exclusive, so a pie chart is entirely inappropriate as a means of representation.

- The percentages in the last question add up to 100%, but they’re woefully out of proportion. 76.2% is not 50%.

The end result, I think, is that a brief look at the information is considerably misleading. While the information portrayed is interesting, the presentation could do with a *lot* more work.

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