MICE Economic Research Studies

Michael Gro� mgross at junetz.de
Wed Jan 7 10:40:05 UTC 2004

I am not at all surprised that the study by Kooths et al comes to this
conclusion. According to the Heise-newsticker
the study was commissioned by - who would have guessed - Microsoft Germany!

Wouter Vanden Hove <wouter.vanden.hove at pandora.be> schrieb:

> Just noticed 2 recent "academic" papers at
> http://mice.uni-muenster.de/mers/index.htm
> Open-Source Software: An Economic Assessment
> Open Source-Software: Eine volkswirtschaftliche Bewertung
> The Impact of Microsoft Deutschland GmbH on the German IT Sector
> Die Bedeutung der Microsoft Deutschland GmbH für den deutschen IT-Sektor
> Their conclusion in short: Microsoft good, Free Software Bad.
> Does anyone know something about the authors?
> w.

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