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Computing features OpenUK report showing 97 per cent of UK businesses use open source software

8th July 2021

“Research by OpenUK finds that cost savings are the primary driver, but improving skills and collaboration are more important in some sectors

Research among 273 businesses by OpenUK found that 97 per cent were using open source software with 65 per cent also contributing to open source projects.

The not-for-profit asked businesses in the UK about their use of and participation in open source software projects, their motivations for doing so, and whether their use of open source is increasing for a report entitled State of Open – Phase Two, a follow up to an earlier report which revealed the value of open source to the UK economy to be up to £43 billion.

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