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LXer: Large academic international interdisciplinary study on FLOSS gets the real facts

Jan 16, 2007, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hans Kwint)

"The academic grade study has a very, very broad scope and has collected real world information that is valuable for both companies and government bodies who are thinking about migration, and decision-makers in the ICT business. The study is about the direct economic impact of FLOSS, but also about the more hidden indirect economical impact of FLOSS, and also compares scenarios of open and proprietary software futures of Europe. In addition to that, the study is also about competitiveness of FLOSS software compared to proprietary software, and also provides a few TCO comparison case-studies."

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