About The Open Source Census
The Open Source Census is a global, collaborative project to collect and share quantitative data on the use of open source software in the enterprise. In short, that just means we want to count how many enterprise installations there are in the world for each open source package. We realize that’s pretty ambitious, but we figure you have to think big to get big results. Of course we know that we can’t count every single installation of every open source package in every company, but we can get a big enough sample to make it useful.
Although we focus on open source use in the enterprise, we will also enable individuals to participate. Separate reports are provided for individuals and companies.