iTnews: Open Source Sneaks in SA Govt Back Door
Jan 12, 2004, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Angus Kidman)
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"The South Australian Democrats may have failed so far in their
campaign to have legislation passed promoting open source software,
but open source products are slowly infiltrating the government
"In his opening speech at the Linux and Open Source in
Government Conference in Adelaide on Monday, SA Democrats deputy
party leader Ian Gilfillan revealed that the SA government
procurement department had begun assessing Open Office for its
suitability for use by government employees.
"Gilfillan has also installed a demonstration Linux machine in
his parliamentary office--though he has yet to be given permission
to connect it to the main parliamentary network..."