"Berlin is a hot topic these days among businesspeople and entrepreneurs. Start-ups are booming in the city and companies from Germany and abroad are flocking in to set up shop there. Many other firms who haven't yet made the move are actively preparing to join in the bonanza.
Software-based start-ups make up a significant part of this boom. Yet Berlin is actually quite a poor city and technology-based start-ups are not famed for being cheap investments. So how is it that so much exciting new software is coming out of Germany's capital? The answer lies in the fusion of two strongly compatible sets of values: those of open source and those of Berlin's creative industries."