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The Open Source Movement

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| Ghosh goes on to make a much more important and often-overlooked point: that
| when a country goes open source, it gets something much more important than
| free code - it gets a native software industry. The skills needed to install
| and maintain OS software flow out through the society. As he drily says: "the
| open source software community must be regarded as an informal and 'costless'
| skills development environment that provides good training and competitive
| advantages on the labour market."
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http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/008469.html


Rlated:

European spend on open source software hits 22bn Euros

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| 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
| Euros and accounts for 20pc of software spend in the US.
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http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/...yid=single7850


Source of the revolution

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| According to Ghosh, the notional value of Europe's investment in
| free/libre or open source software (FLOSS) today is e22bn,
| representing 20.5pc of the region's total software investment.
| Spending on OSS stands at e36bn and accounts for 20pc of software
| expenditure in the US.
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http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/...yid=single8105


Microsoft could face €1.8 billion EC antitrust fine

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| It also appealed against the Commission's demands that it make the protocols
| available to open-source software developers.
|
| However, in light of the agreement reached between Microsoft CEO Steve
| Ballmer and Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes on Monday, these appeals
| became redundant. *
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http://www.macworld.co.uk/business/n...pe=allchandate
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