Every company should have an open source strategy and policy - or at least cover open source in their company's policy. Even if they don't use open source software, they should have a policy saying whether or not they could use open source or who would have to decide. Otherwise they'll end up wasting developer time.
And yet survey after survey shows that companies do not have open source software policies. Mark Radcliffe reports that the DLA Piper 2008 Technology Leaders Forecast Survey found that only 48% of companies* have an open source software strategy and:
Larger companies, those with more than 5,000 employees, reported use of open source software in only 9% of their products and 65% do not have open source use policies.
I bet even fewer would have an open source strategy. (My argument for a strategy, which I will repeat endlessly, is that if you don't state why you are using open source, you won't set up the right policies.)
* Disclaimer: the study wasn't included and I wasn't sure what "these companies" referred to.
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