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Australian IT: States' Open Source Punt

Mar 12, 2003, 03:00 (3 Talkback[s])

"Open source software has taken a big step closer to the mainstream, as Australia's two largest state governments have created policy units to investigate wider use of open platforms in the public sector.

"NSW IT Minister Kim Yeadon will unveil the open source investigation in the coming week as part of a wider IT policy outline leading up to the state election on March 22.

"In its ongoing connect.nsw program, the state government has also appointed a senior bureaucrat to develop a policy with a view to wider public sector use of open source platforms..."

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