EU-rapport med policyrekommendationer för open source software & hardware

Här är en riktigt lång EU-rapport som argumenterar för investeringar i open source.. Slutsatsen är att även små investeringar i open source-teknik kan ge stor ekonomisk avkastning. De har även en lång lista på policyrekommendationer och skriver bland annat:

It is recommended to promote digital autonomy and technological sovereignty via Open Source.


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The impact of Open Source Software and Hardware on technological independence,
competitiveness and innovation in the EU economy


This study analyses the economic impact of Open Source Software (OSS) and Hardware
(OSH) on the European economy. It was commissioned by the European Commission’s

It is estimated that companies located in the EU invested around €1 billion in OSS in 2018,
which resulted in an impact on the European economy of between €65 and €95 billion. The
analysis estimates a cost-benefit ratio of above 1:4 and predicts that an increase of 10% of
OSS contributions would annually generate an additional 0.4% to 0.6% GDP as well as
more than 600 additional ICT start-ups in the EU. Case studies reveal that by procuring
OSS instead of proprietary software, the public sector could reduce the total cost of
ownership, avoid vendor lock-in and thus increase its digital autonomy. The study also
contains an analysis of existing public policy actions in Europe and around the world.

The scale of Europe’s institutional capacity related to OSS, however, is disproportionately
smaller than the scale of the value created by OSS. The study therefore gives a number of
specific public policy recommendations aimed at achieving a digitally autonomous public
sector, open R&D enabling European growth and a digitised and internally competitive