Portal software Portal Software has made public the results of the study evaluation of free software in society (2009) where it is given to know the degree of information, trust and use that the users have of free software and the ideology that it promotes. The results show society known free software, uses him and trusts him. However, 75% of them are open to use proprietary software, so you do not follow the philosophy of freedom that promote their founders and that goes against using proprietary software. The general view in society is that free software is, in the technical section, at the height of any applications. However, you need to disseminate the values and philosophy that lies behind the free software since we have found a high percentage of users who are not clear what is, and that negatively influences their perception.
Our mission is educational: from PortalProgramas will explain more and better East movement because we think users have to be well informed to make the best decision explains safe Benjamin, head of communications for PortalProgramas.com. The report reveals that 85% of users rely on free software; among those who are wary of him, in 52% of cases they do so for fear that they can insert malicious code in their programs. Users know the theory: anyone can modify free software, but do not know work and oversight that the developer community performs before launching any free software. According to Carmen Manzanares, responsible of the service of attention to users of PortalProgramas: confidence in free software is very high but we don’t give it, our job is to give users all the information possible so it is they who decide if they trust or not. More results in the channel of help on free software and free software section.