July 22, 2002

Free Source TCO must be lower

Brendan Scott writes "Brendan Scott has released a paper demonstrating that the long run TCO for a suite of proprietary software must necessarily be greater than that for an equivalent suite of free software. These benefits are maximised in the case of the GPL and GPL-like free software and are independent of the licensing costs (if any) of the proprietary software.

The paper is available from: http://www.members.optushome.com.au/brendanscott/p apers/freesoftwaretco150702.html"

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