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InfoWorld Nederland: Chinese Developers Should Take Global Open-Source Role

Aug 19, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sumner Lemon)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"China has a small but rapidly growing appetite for open-source software. Total revenue from Linux sales in China grew 20 percent between 2003 and 2004, from US$7.8 million to $9.3 million, according to market analyst IDC. Looking ahead, it expects that figure to continue growing at a compound annual growth rate of 24 percent through 2009, when revenue will top $27 million.

"By comparison, IDC expects China's total spending on software and services to top $18 billion by 2009..."

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