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LinuxWorld Australia: ACS Calls for Government Open Source Mandate

Feb 04, 2004, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Julian Bajkowski)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is calling for the federal government and the opposition to put in place policies that support open source software in an effort to boost the creation of local IT jobs in Australia and reduce what it estimates as a $14 billion ICT trade deficit.

"Speaking at the ALP Conference 'fringe event to debate the future of Australian IT industry' in Sydney, ACS president Edward Mandla told CEOs from more than 30 IT vendors that if the government wanted to get serious about addressing the decline of ICT jobs it should mandate open systems..."

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