Article: Open source software worth up to £43bn to UK economy, report

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Open source software worth up to £43bn to UK economy, report

A report by OpenUK estimates the total value of open source software to the UK Exchequer to be between £29.5 billion £43.2 billion, ahead of all other countries in Europe.

The State of Open Report for 2021 published by OpenUK, a charity dedicated to supporting open-source technologies in the UK, finds that the UK has gone from being an open source laggard a few years ago to the leading country in Europe.

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Article: Is open source architecture’s digital disruption?

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Is open source architecture’s digital disruption?

We’re now living in the age of digital disruption, with Uber, Airbnb and other platforms rising to prominence. Whether it’s the share economyInternet of Things, or the open-data movement, no industry will be left untouched by emerging technologies – architecture included.

Cristina Ramos Jaime, Associate Lecturer in Computational Design, UNSW Built Environment, says it is merely a matter of when a similar digital disruption will transform architecture. She says open-source tools, in particular, could radically change the operations and services of architecture. But it could also address some of the most significant urban challenges of our time.

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