Innovation in the Software Sector

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This book throws a spotlight on innovation across the software universe, setting out key issues and highlighting policy perspectives. It spans research and development, invention, production, distribution and use of software in the market. It also covers core innovation themes from a user perspective -- including security and privacy, mobility, interoperability, accessibility and reliability.



Annex A

Review of Studies on Market Penetration Rates

This annex outlines several studies on market penetration rates. The results are presented here in order to illustrate attempts to estimate the size of the software market taking into account software that is not fully covered in the general statistics. In particular, many of these studies focus on open source software (OSS).1 This review is presented in three sections: 1) survey-based studies, 2) census-like studies, and 3) country-focused studies.


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