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PC Advisor: Open-Source Software Gaining in Europe

Oct 21, 2005, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Kirk)

"Open-source software is gaining ground in Europe and the developing world, with users attracted by lower costs and accessibility, according to a recent study and industry observers.

"A study of 12 European countries conducted by the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands found that nearly 49 percent of local government authorities are using Floss (free/libre/open source software) and those doing so would like to increase its use. The phone and web-based survey, conducted from late 2004 into early this year, netted 955 respondents in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK..."

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