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The financial crisis hit the U.S. more than Europe and the Euro is a strong currency. No wonder U.S.-based companies offering Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and services are increasingly thinking about entering the European market or extending their presence.
These presentation slides shed a light on the general differences in marketing FOSS products and services in the USA compared to Europe. They discuss the most promising go-to-market strategies for Europe and whether to open subsidiaries and where. Recommendations are being be provided for marketing communications and PR as to how it can deal with the diverse European culture-specific communication styles and combine that with the lingua of a global FOSS community.