The Age: Critics Draw Linux in the Sand over Microsoft
Nov 19, 2002, 20:30 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Turner)
"Australia's federal and state governments are under fire for
taking a blinkered approach to information technology
spending--ignoring local companies and alternatives to
"Microsoft's grip on government IT spending has strengthened
after it struck multi-million-dollar long-term deals with Canberra,
the governments of Victoria, Queensland and South Australia and
various government departments...
"According to the federal 'e-government' strategy, Better
Services, Better Government, announced last week, Canberra will
encourage trials of open-source software within the framework of
fit-for-purpose and value-for-money..."