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SiliconRepublic: European Spend on Open Source Software Hits €22bn

Feb 26, 2007, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The notional value of Europe's investment in free/libre or open source software today is €22bn, representing 20.5pc of the region's total software investment, a senior UN researcher will tell an intelligence briefing on open source in Dublin later this week.

"Rishab Ghosh, a senior researcher at the UN University in Maastricht, will tell the Open Ireland conference in Dublin that the spend in the US on free/libre or open source software (FLOSS) stands at €36bn and accounts for 20pc of software spend in the US..."

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