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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7 years 29 weeks 11 hours 44 min ago


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.