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More Than Half of All German Companies Use Open Source

Jun 20, 2007, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"German companies are world leaders in the use of Open Source software. In a survey of IT procurement officers from Germany, Great Britain, and the US/Canada, 59 percent of those in Germany said that they use OSS in their companies. The figures were far lower in Great Britain and the US/Canada at 48 and 38 percent, respectively.

"80 percent of those surveyed said that the main benefit of Open Source was that no licensing fees had to be paid..."

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