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Obama administration seeks advice on benefits of open source

Jan 21, 2009, 18:02 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

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"That quote is bound to bring out the naysayers - and rightfully so since it contradicts McNealy's "free like a puppy" perspective - but the idea that government institutions could reduce costs by collaborating and building on reference implementations is a more convincing argument.

"We have previously noted that the European Commission is slowly leaning further towards open source based on the view that using open source development methods will enable member countries can improve development and collaboration processes, avoid duplication of effort and focus innovation further up the value chain."

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