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ZDNet UK: MP: How Open Source Can Conquer Government

Jun 25, 2003, 18:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

"Open-source software is making headway into the UK government, but faces a major obstacle in the form of a public-sector culture that tends to stick with large companies and known systems, according to John Pugh, Liberal Democrat member of parliament for Southport.

"However, open-source companies can make headway in the public sector by competing on price, and through a campaign of 'charm and harrying,' Pugh argued. He was speaking at the Linux User and Developer Expo 2003 in Birmingham on Tuesday..."

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