Open source industry worth £30bn claims Alfresco CEO

in Computerworld UK

How can something given away for free end up being the world's largest industry of its type?

According to John Powell, CEO of open source content management vendor Alfresco the value of open source is not what it generates, but what it saves, and that's worth billions.

"Open source is now the world's largest software industry," Powell declared during his keynote address as the first Alfresco community conference in Sydney, Australia.

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