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Computerworld Australia: Linux Gaining Acceptance in Canberra

Oct 10, 2002, 14:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Deare)

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"The Linux operating system is finding a welcome home in Canberra as an increasing number of Federal departments and agencies look towards cost-effective open source solutions.

"Agencies are keen to trial Linux, eager to explore the costs and benefits, said Steve Alford, business strategies branch general manager for the National Office of the Information Economy (NOIE).

"He cited existing procurement policy that states agencies are free to use open source software where it provides a value-for-money solution to their needs.

"While it was hard to gauge which agencies' IT systems would gain most from Linux, savings alone meant government interest, said Alford..."

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