Time for a little perspective on the Open Source industry in Australia… Yesterday, the ABS shipped some findings about digital game development companies:

At end June 2007, there were 45 businesses in Australia involved in the provision of digital game development services. These businesses employed over 1,400 people and generated a total income of $136.9m which represented an average of $3m per business.

Total expenses incurred for the same period were $128.5m. Almost two-thirds of this amount was attributable to labour costs ($83.8m).

During 2006-07 digital game development services businesses recorded an operating profit before tax of $8.5m, and an operating profit margin of 6.2%.

Compare and contrast. 🙂

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2 Responses to Perspective

  1. ethana2 says:

    No telling how many art packs I’d buy if I could use them all with CrystalSpace…

  2. taj says:

    I hadn’t seen your report before. Wow. That is truly fantastic.


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