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TechWorld: A Fifth of Japanese Businesses Have Gone Open Source

Jul 05, 2005, 15:15 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Over a fifth of Japanese businesses are using open-source operating systems, most thanks to lower costs, according to a report by the Japanese government.

"So far, 21 percent of Japanese companies have already introduced open-source OSes including Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD systems, while 22 percent either have plans to deploy, or are considering plans to deploy, an open-source operating system, according to an annual white paper released by Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)..."

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