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January 16, 2007

Open source is good for the economy: report

Filed under: Open Source — tuxicity @ 11:51 am

Europe’s lawmakers should “correct” policies that “implicitly or explicitly” favour the use of proprietary software, according to a newly published report from the European Commission (EC).

The EC commissioned Netherlands based UNU-MERIT to investigate the “economic impact of “FLOSS”* in Europe”. The researchers found open source software is worth around €2bn every year to the European economy.

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