In every area of their digital business, software developers rely on global trade. Software
solutions are developed in a collaborative environment, often at a global level. Developer
businesses participate alongside platforms and digital ecosystems operating at a global level.
Developers also rely on open source software from both inside and outside the EU. Growth of
the EU digital economy is underpinned by the free-flow of data within the Digital Single
Market, but also by the data flows with the EU’s major trading partners.