Economic Impact of FLOSS on Innovation & Competitiveness of the European Union

A 2007 study of the economic impact of Free/Libre or Open Source Software (FLOSS) on the European ICT sector was released by the European Commission. The study was conducted by a consortium of research institutions. The study found that FLOSS is of great importance to the digital industry in Europe and several other parts of the world. It has already reached considerable market share in several fields, including web servers and operating systems. A large share of public and private sector organizations use at least some FLOSS products. To read the Executive Summary and download aa copy of the full report, go to