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4th Actuate Annual Open Source Survey Includes China; Attracts a Record Number of Responses

Global Benchmark in Open Source Attitudes and Adoption Broadens to include China, North America, UK, Germany and France and Secures Close to 1500 Respondents

San Mateo, Calif., - June 22 , 2009 - Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the leader in delivering Rich Internet Applications Without Limits™ today announced that its fourth annual open source survey, has extended to include China and it has once again attracted record responses.

Actuate's comprehensive international annual market study, conducted independently by Survey Interactive, is now in its fourth year. This continuity ensures its role as an unrivalled industry benchmark of organisations' use of open source software, and charts the accelerating and developing pace of adoption across markets and industry sectors. Closely examining organizations' developing attitudes towards open source, this year's research adds an additional dimension to the findings, including China for the first time, in addition to the key territories previously polled - France, Germany, the UK and North America.

China is a vast open source market and its inclusion in the 2009 Actuate Open Source Survey gives increased insight into its adoption rates and attitudes, which contrast with the take-up and opinion in other major regions. By reducing the cost of technology ownership, open source in China seems to be the ideal antidote to the recession, while providing a solution for information safety, a means of breaking the monopoly in the software industry and a boost to China's own innovation. 

As in previous years, business and IT professionals from the financial services sector, public sector and the manufacturing industry were invited to take part in an online survey to provide insights and perspectives into how open source software is perceived; its benefits and inhibitors; and how their organisations plan to harness the technology in the future. 

Highlights of the 2009 Actuate Open Source Survey include:

"China is a huge and very influential market for business and IT trends. Its inclusion in the 2009 Actuate Open Source Survey is a true mark of Actuate’s leadership and innovation in their field. This was a first Chinese survey for Survey Interactive, and we are delighted with the very positive response rate that was generated," said Guy Lipscombe, Managing Director of Survey Interactive. "The survey is now in its fourth year and is growing year on year, further validating its position as a global benchmark for usage and attitudes towards Open Source software."

"The Actuate Open Source Survey has become an institution, both within the Actuate community and among industry watchers,” said Nobby Akiha, SVP Marketing for Actuate Corporation. "We are studying the 2009 results closely as well as watching for trends that emerge form our survey now in its fourth year. The survey is just one of the ways in which Actuate gives back to the open source movement, and indeed it helps us to understand the most effective ways to galvanize the community that has grown around BIRT."

Country specific reports detailing the findings of Actuate’s 2009 Annual Open Source Survey will be available shortly...  In the interim, further detail and past survey reports can be found by contacting Ben Hohmann at

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