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Datamation: Study: Cost Not Only Open Source Driver

Jul 15, 2005, 14:30 (1 Talkback[s])

"Price isn't the driver of the decision to use open source software, according to a report by Evans Data.

"The Santa Cruz, Calif.-based IT market research firm released Open Source Vision on Wednesday, a qualitative report focused on the business of open source software (OSS).

"While the lower cost of OSS is an important factor, it isn't the deciding factor, said Evans Data COO John Andrews. The survey said cost was in the top five decision criteria across small businesses to enterprises..."

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