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http://blogs.cnet.com

Normally IT gets walloped in a recession, with new projects put on hold until the economy thaws. Take the 2001 recession, for example, which saw IT budgets that had been growing 12.9% per year shrink to a 2.8% growth. In such circumstances, enterprises have traditionally placed existing projects on life support while cutting off the air supply to new projects.

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The economy may slow but FOSS will carry on regardless

Although recession may be generally unpleasant it could be good for FOSS projects. You may have a lot of software developers sitting around waiting for the next job opportunity, with time to spend writing open source. After all, being a regular contributor to a well known FOSS project looks good on your CV.