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LinuxNews.com: SuSE Makes an Entrance at France's Grand Opening

Oct 23, 2000, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Sensing a continuing open source trend in Europe, SuSE is expanding its presence across the Alsace-Lorraine and into France."

"According to Patrik Flierl, SuSE's head of operations in France, the expansion of SuSE's presence into another European market was an obvious move. "Since our distribution is very popular in France we recognized a growing demand for services around our operating system," he said. "These services need to be offered in France."

"Open source software has been continuously gaining popularity in France. The introduction of legislation that would require software used by the government to be open source has only energized this trend. French developers have been working with open source software in collaboration with SuSE for some time, Flierl pointed out."

"SuSE saw this movement as an opportunity to work in this expanding market. "SuSE as a company is big in Germany and still quite small in France," Flierl explained. "This is not true for the market presence, though. The SuSE distribution has an excellent reputation and a large market share."

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