eHealth News Portal is presenting a news article named Study finds open source key to European ICT competitiveness which underline the economic impact of Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) on the European information and communication technologies (ICT).
The mentioned study report also says that increasing the use of FLOSS could provide a way for Europe to compensate for low ICT investment as a share of gross domestic product.
“A growth and innovation simulation model shows that increasing the FLOSS share of software investment from 20% to 40% would lead to a 0.1% increase in annual EU GDP growth excluding benefits within the ICT industry itself – over �10 billion annually,” it states.
For more information, please visit http://www.ehealthnews.eu/content/view/392/27/ or download directly the full report at http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/ict/policy/doc/2006-11-20-flossimpact.pdf (.pdf, 1,68MB)
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