2. Ten myths about free/libre open source software

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(Myth #8: There is no money to be made on FLOSS.)
(Myth #8: There is no money to be made on FLOSS.)
<nowiki>Similar measures are predicted by independent consulting groups like Gartner: in [Gar 06] it is predicted that two years from now, around 25% of the total software market will be FLOSS-based (either through external providers, or by internal developments).</nowiki>
<nowiki>Similar measures are predicted by independent consulting groups like Gartner: in [Gar 06] it is predicted that two years from now, around 25% of the total software market will be FLOSS-based (either through external providers, or by internal developments).</nowiki>
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<nowiki>Another relevant aspect is that since most companies adopting FLOSS report significant cost savings, these can be directly transferred to external professional services or incorporated as additional profit margin. For example, in [Inf 07]:</nowiki>
<nowiki>Another relevant aspect is that since most companies adopting FLOSS report significant cost savings, these can be directly transferred to external professional services or incorporated as additional profit margin. For example, in [Inf 07]:</nowiki>
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<nowiki>In a survey of 800 IT managers, InfoWorld found that of all the FLOSS adopters, those collecting the most significant benefits are those that deploy more open source products, with 24% of the "large users" (more than 100 products) reporting savings of more than 60%. It is also interesting to notice that only a very small percentage (<9%) reports that there are no savings or that costs have increased compared to proprietary software. </nowiki>
<nowiki>In a survey of 800 IT managers, InfoWorld found that of all the FLOSS adopters, those collecting the most significant benefits are those that deploy more open source products, with 24% of the "large users" (more than 100 products) reporting savings of more than 60%. It is also interesting to notice that only a very small percentage (<9%) reports that there are no savings or that costs have increased compared to proprietary software. </nowiki>

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