Eucommissioned 65b 95bleprinceringuetzdnet: The European Commission commissioned a study that estimates how much the software industry contributes to the EU economy. It predicts that in 2018, open source software’s contribution to the EU economy ranged from €65B to €95B.
The study was done by two organizations and other stakeholders with input from open source software companies, including Red Hat and Microsoft. The research projects an annual growth rate of 26% for 2019-2026 concerning the impact of open source on GDP.
The study was done by the European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry and commissioned by Directorate-General for Communication. The two were joined by Informa, IDC, and Interoperability Solutions Institute. Open source companies Red Hat, Microsoft, Linux Foundation (LSF), and The Open Group also had a say in what the study said.
The study was also tied in with two other studies on software: “Empowering software innovations in digital services” and “Economic impact assessment of open source software.” The EU funded the three studies with a €2M budget.
The study has one stated goal: “This study seeks to provide an overview of the value that open source software can create when embedded in digital services, and to assess its potential contributions as part of Europe’s digital economy.” The impact that open source software has on the EU economy is causing a great interest to both policymakers and scholars.
The report, “Economic impact assessment of open source software,” has 53 pages and six chapters. The first chapter is an introduction to the report.
The second chapter talks about how open source software has transformed into a new business model. The following three chapters discuss the economic concepts of value, quality, and productivity. The fifth chapter goes in-depth on how to estimate the economic impact of open source software by using econometrics. The last chapter provides a conclusion on the study’s results and makes recommendations based on these results.
The study was commissioned by the European Commission in April 2017. The study was done by a group of stakeholders with input from Red Hat and Microsoft. The rest of the stakeholders included: Informa, IDC, Interoperability Solutions Institute, Datacenter Dynamics (DDI), The Open Group Foundation, OpenDaylight, and Huawei.
The European Commission funded the studies with a €2M budget.
Open source software has been a hot topic in discussions concerning the European economy. The report’s goal was to: “… provide an overview of the value that open source software can create when embedded in digital services, and to assess its potential contributions as part of Europe’s digital economy.” The study states that open source software has the “potential” to contribute €65-97B to the EU economy by 2025.
An interview has been conducted with an EU commissioner, saying that the European Union intends to use open source software more in their public sector.
The study was published on the European Commission’s website in July 2017. The study contains many figures and data tables. Some of these data include:
In the EU, there are many discussions about how open source software should be regulated. The report says: “A further question is whether the use of open source software in services is regulated by national or EU law.