ZDNet UK: Industry Group Urges Government to Think Twice on Open Source
Jun 19, 2003, 20:30 (14 Talkback[s])
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"A UK IT industry body backed by Microsoft, IBM, Intel, BAE
Systems and other high-tech heavyweights has urged the UK
government to show restraint in its use of open-source software,
particularly software covered by the General Public License.
"Intellect, which was formed from the merger of the Computer
Services and Software Association and the Federation of the
Electronics Industry last year, and represents about 1,000 UK IT
companies, said that the requirement of open-source licences for
software funded by the government could have a negative impact on
competition for contracts, the quality of the resulting software
and even the confidentiality of government departments..."