Economic Impact of FLOSS on Innovation and Competitiveness of the EU ICT Sector
The European Commission (Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry) has published a research study prepared by Rishab Ghosh and his team at UNU-MERIT.
"Study on the economic impact of open source software on innovation and the competitiveness of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector in the EU"
The study looks at direct as well as indirect impact and finds that FLOSS (Free/Libre/Open Source Software) could help Europe reach its goal of becoming the most competitive knowledge economy by 2010.
Link to research study