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Techworld: German Open-Source Takeup Driven by Cost

Nov 16, 2006, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Blau)

"Germany's cash-strapped public sector will be the driving force behind the takeup of open-source software, according to a Novell and IBM-backed study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering.

"Around 47 percent of the 115 public administrations polled for the study Structural Change or Flash in the Pan? said they estimated cost savings potential of more than 50 percent by using open-source software..."

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