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In four years, the survey has become a benchmark for open source software industry watchers

Open Source Poised to Grow in Response to Global Calls to Increase Adoption

London, UK – October 21st , 2009 – Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the people behind BIRT™, today revealed that it has made available for download, five detailed open source reports featuring the results from the fourth annual Actuate Open Source Survey. For the first time, the survey includes results from China, in addition to North America, the UK, Germany and France. It encompasses the responses of almost 1,500 respondents spanning several verticals and features an overview of attitudes and trends in open source growth and adoption for each region, making it one of the most comprehensive studies of its kind.

"With world leaders from the US, France and the UK among others, actively calling for the widespread use of open source, the 2009 Actuate Annual Open Source Survey continues to chart this movement’s increased adoption and acceptance,” said Nobby Akiha, senior vice president marketing, Actuate Corporation. "In four years, the survey has become a benchmark for open source software industry watchers and a useful tool for those who need a primer on this fast emerging area.”

The 2009 Actuate Annual Open Source Survey, conducted in June of this year, (see press release titled ‘4th Actuate Annual Open Source Survey Includes China; Attracts a Record Number of Responses’, June 22, 2009) tracked the widespread adoption of open source software in key regions across the globe. Europe continues to capitalise on its early recognition of open source software’s potential for reducing IT’s cost of ownership and enabling rapid application delivery that allow organisations to hone their competitive edge.

Each regional report is downloadable at no cost at and includes:

• An in-depth look at open source adoption trends in the selected region (North America, China, the UK, France and Germany)
• Highlights for the other four regions surveyed
• Detailed charts and graphs

Encompassing a significant response rate in the Financial Services, Telecommunications and Manufacturing verticals as well as the Public Sector, across five important regions, the survey continues to be one of the broadest studies of its kind into open source software attitudes and practices. For report analyses and/or short articles highlighting ready-to-publish key findings from each report, journalists, analysts and editors are invited to liaise with Actuate’s press contact on this release.

About the Survey

The 2009 Actuate Open Source Survey is a comprehensive international annual market study, conducted independently by Survey Interactive and now into its fourth year. This continuity ensures its role as an unrivalled industry benchmark of organisations’ use of open source, charting the accelerating and developing pace of adoption across markets and industry sectors.

Actuate – the people behind BIRT

Actuate founded and continues to co-lead the Eclipse BIRT open source project. BIRT is the premier development environment for Rich Information Applications that present data in compelling and interactive ways via the web on any device. Actuate and its people are dedicated to making BIRT the best environment for our customers to develop Web 2.0 applications that drive revenue through higher customer satisfaction/loyalty and improve operational performance. The people of Actuate continually participate in and provide resources for the vibrant open source community that has emerged around BIRT. Anybody can participate in the BIRT movement by visiting

Actuate offers value-add BIRT products and services that speed the development process and bring additional functionality, interactivity and enterprise scalability to BIRT-based Rich Information Applications. Actuate has over 4,400 customers globally in a diverse range of business areas including financial services and the public sector. Founded in 1993, Actuate is headquartered in San Mateo, California, with offices worldwide. Actuate is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol ACTU. For more information, visit the company's web site at

PR Contact:

Carina Birt,Sarum
PR for Actuate UK
+44 1722 411150

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