More Than Half of All German Companies Use Open Source

“German companies are world leaders in the use of Open Source
software. In a survey of IT procurement officers from Germany,
Great Britain, and the US/Canada, 59 percent of those in Germany
said that they use OSS in their companies. The figures were far
lower in Great Britain and the US/Canada at 48 and 38 percent,

“80 percent of those surveyed said that the main benefit of Open
Source was that no licensing fees had to be paid…”


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