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ElectricNews: Governments to Fuel Open Source Growth

Jul 18, 2006, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maxim Kelly)

"IDC researchers at Government Insights (GI) suggest that open source products--software solutions distributed under a public licence allowing any programmer to tinker with the underlying code--are poised for significant growth, fuelled in particular by the public sector. Overall the report predicts a 30 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) as part of total global IT spending over the next five years.

"'Government software needs are unique because governments perform a unique function--service to the citizen,' said GI researcher Shawn P. McCarthy..."

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