Impact économique des logiciels libres

Étude de la Commission Européenne sur l’impact économique des logiciels libres sur la productivité et la compétitivité sur l’industrie des TIC en Europe. Un pavé, que j’étais sur d’avoir déjà noté mais dont je ne retrouve plus la trace.

The study aimed to fill gaps in our understanding of the impact of FLOSS on innovation and competitiveness of the EU ICT sector through the use of empirical study, forecasting techniques and a variety of data sources on FLOSS, ICT, innovation and economic impact in the EU and the rest of the world. The features of the European ICT markets, and the strategic decisions of innovating European firms, the individual innovators employed by firms, individual FLOSS developers and ICT users in the public and private sector are be identified, analysed and projected into the future under a number of scenarios. Policy implications are provided along with an analysis of the economic impact of FLOSS on ICT and European competitiveness based on a sound analysis of the impact on the development of technologies and technology market dynamics.

This study provides a single-point integrative analysis of the vast amount of data available on the technical and economic impact of the intersection of FLOSS, ICT industries and the economy at large.

[via ZDnet et Information Policy]

[MàJ: Une clarification n’a pas tardé: « The Commission’s statement comes just days after it was lobbied to clarify its position on open source. The Initiative for Software Choice (ISC) wrote to the Commission immediately after the release of the report urging it to contact the « international press » to « set the record straight » over its stance. The ISC’s external affairs are handled by CompTIA, which is funded by several IT vendors including Microsoft. » ]