InfoWorld: Update: High Growth Rates for Open Source in Germany
Jul 03, 2003, 17:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Germany is poised to see sales of open source software and
services grow substantially over the next few years, particularly
in the public sector, according to a new report published
"In its report 'The Market for Open Source Software in Germany,'
Soreon Research projects that sales of open source software and
services will rise from €131 million (US$152 million) today to
€307 million by 2007.
"'When we talk about sales of open source software, what we
mean, essentially, is a service that a vendor provides in copying
the software on a CD and distributing the disc to a customer,' said
Soreon company spokesman Christian Lipski..."