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..."