The Age: Unix Group Calls for More Open Source Use in Govt
Aug 26, 2002, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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The Australian UNIX and Open Systems User Group (AUUG, Inc.) has
called on the Federal government to adopt more IT solutions based
on Open Source solutions such as Linux and BSD...
"There were two recent instances, the first when CentreLink, the
world's 12th largest processing organisation, announced that it had
established a world class Linux Laboratory in collaboration with
IBM to reduce costs and raise the flexibility of the agency's IT
systems and the second when the Federal Department of Veterans'
Affairs decided to move its file and print services for all branch
offices to an IBM zSeries mainframe running Linux.
"The group called on the Government to review all areas of IT
procurement and information standards and ensure there was no bias
against Open Source solutions based on open standards..."