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iTweb: Govt Steps Up Open Source Pace

Jan 16, 2003, 08:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alastair Otter)

"The State IT Agency (SITA) is committed to transforming open source software from a niche product into a mainstream tool for delivering government services, SITA CIO Mojalefa Moseki said yesterday.

"He was talking at an open source software (OSS) workshop hosted at SITA, the second such meeting. The workshop was held under the auspices of the OSS Workgroup and incorporated representatives of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), SITA, the Centre for Public Service Innovation and the Department of Public Service and Administration.

"Participants resolved to pick up the pace of testing and implementation of OSS in government structures, and set tight deadlines for tasks such as establishing an OSS unit within SITA and the development of a framework for assessing and recording the results of OSS use in government..."

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