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InfoWorld: Update: High Growth Rates for Open Source in Germany

Jul 03, 2003, 17:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Blau)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"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 Tuesday.

"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..."

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