Techworld: German Open-Source Takeup Driven by Cost

“Germany’s cash-strapped public sector will be the driving force
behind the takeup of open-source software, according to a Novell
and IBM-backed study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial

“Around 47 percent of the 115 public administrations polled for
the study Structural Change or Flash in the Pan? said they
estimated cost savings potential of more than 50 percent by using
open-source software…”


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