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Open Source Tour of Europe: Germany

Jun 28, 2008, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"Similarly, when it comes to open source adoption, Germany has a long tradition of leading the world. For example, a study of Linux contributors by Paul Jones of iBiblio in 2000 found that Germans were the second largest contributors.

"'I am convinced that open source development can form the European base model in the information age,' stated the then German Secretary of State in the Federal Ministry for Economy and Technology, Siegmar Mosdorf, at LinuxTag 2000, signaling the federal government’s official support for open source software with the aim of cutting costs and improving security..."

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