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Sydney Morning Herald: Labor Backs Open Source Software for e-Government Projects

Nov 07, 2002, 19:00 (5 Talkback[s])

"Open source software can provide greater security and innovation in the delivery of e-Government services, and should be investigated immediately by Government agencies and departments, the Shadow Minister for Information Technology, Senator Kate Lundy said today.

"Senator Lundy told the 'e-Government Australia Summit' that information and communications technology (ICT) systems built with open source software was more likely to serve the needs of Government customers in the fast changing online environment.

"She said departments and agencies should be asked to assess the merits of open source software as part of their strategic approach to sourcing..."

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