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Linux Foundation: Open Source Code Worth $5B

Oct 01, 2015, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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How much is open source code worth? The answer: $5 billion, according to a newly released Linux Foundation report that aims to illustrate the estimated value of development costs saved by the code embedded in its Collaborative Projects.

The report, "A $5 Billion Value: Estimating the Total Development Cost of Linux Foundation's Collaborative Projects," found that the total lines of source code that are present in the Collaborative Projects are 115,013,302.

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