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Actuate's Open Source Survey Reveals European OSS Fans

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| Actuate, a maker of business intelligence, performance management and Java
| reporting software--and also an active member of the Eclipse Foundation--has
| just released the preliminary results of its annual open source survey. The
| survey included about 1,000 business and IT people, and was independently
| conducted by Survey Interactive. Among the findings, European firms appeared
| more receptive to open source than other companies around the world,
| especially in France and Germany.
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http://ostatic.com/173536-blog/actua...opean-oss-fans

About Mapping Open Source into Your Business Model

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| Vendors enjoy open source innovation, think of the linux-embedded case, or
| the many initiatives in the mobile arena. Sequential innovation within
| technological clubs demands participation, and membership is not for free.
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| Open source software potentially saves industry over 36% in software R&D, and
| it is no surprise that vendors like the idea. Influencing or leading an open
| source project is about adopting a symbiotic approach and this is not for
| free too.
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http://robertogaloppini.net/2008/09/...usiness-model/

"The government is not trying to destroy Microsoft, it’s simply seeking to
compel Microsoft to obey the law. It’s quite revealing that Mr. Gates equates
the two."

--Government official


Recent:

Microsoft recycles its lobby platform "Voices for Innovation" to lobby against
Open Source software

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| Microsoft recycles its lobby platform "Voices for Innovation" to lobby
| against Open Source software in the European Parliament systems. Over the
| past few weeks radical elements in the open source community have intensified
| their efforts in the European Parliament.
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http://www.noooxml.org/forum/t-91368...ource-software
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