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LinuxElectrons: Open Source Software Makes Inroads at Majority of Corporations Says Study

Dec 20, 2005, 13:45 (0 Talkback[s])

"Open source software has gone far beyond the Linux operating system, and is found in all parts of the technology infrastructures of most U.S. organizations (both corporate and government) and has resulted in cost savings for companies of all sizes, a research study led by Optaros Inc. has found. Emboldened by cost savings and other benefits, these companies expect to use significantly more open source software over the next five years and decrease their use of commercial software packages in their organizations.

"The study was conducted in August and September 2005 with responses from 512 U.S. companies, government agencies and other organizations..."

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