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ZDNet UK: Europe and the US Philosophically Divided on Open Source?

Nov 08, 2005, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Deciding what lies at the heart of some countries' almost-zealous uptake of open source is not as simple as looking at the cold, hard costs--politics, national security, anti-Americanism and innovation all have a part to play.

"Despite the hype generated by Microsoft's unavoidable 'Get the Facts' ad campaign, the reality is that government agencies often see the actual cost of open source software as less important than other factors--such as adopting open standards, avoiding vendor lock-in and encouraging the local software industry..."

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