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Linux kernel R&D worth over 1bn euros

Feb 25, 2010, 15:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"How much would it cost the European Union to cobble together the Linux kernel from scratch?

"The development costs would reach over a billion euros (or about £900m, or $1.4bn USD), according to researchers from the University of Oviendo, Spain. Jesús García-García and Mª Isabel Alonso de Magdaleno are set to present this open source thought experiment at the European Union's Conference on Corporate R&D next month."

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