Free Software companies in France

Speaker(s) : Patrice Bertrand

  • Language : Français
  • Level : Newbie
  • Nature : Conference
  • Date : Thursday 11 July 2013
  • Schedule : 11h00
  • Duration : 40 minutes
  • Place : K.3.601
Fils rouges : Enjeux sociétaux
Public cible : DécideursGrand publicProfessionnels


We will present the economy of free software in France, approximately 300 enterprises, representing 3000 jobs, acting as a catalyst within a wider industry that is reckoned to employ 30 000 people. We will analyse what these businesses are, their size, their main activities, their growth, their markets, their R&D, their perspectives and fears. We will explain how, over the years, they got organized and gathered up within associations and regional clusters.


Patrice Bertrand is the spokesman of the National Council of Free Software (CNLL).he is committed to the defense of free software for many years. Author of numerous white papers and books analyzing every aspect of the free software ecosystem, as its humanistic and economic aspects. Patrice Bertrand is also founder and CEO of Smile, a specialist in the integration of open source solutions.

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