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UK government backs open source

Feb 26, 2009, 17:02 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Robert Zakrocki for this link. ]

"Open source software will be adopted "when it delivers best value for money", the government said.

"It added that public services should where possible avoid being "locked into proprietary software".

"Licenses for the use of open source software are generally free of charge and embrace open standards, and the code that powers the programs can be modified without fear of trampling on intellectual property or copyright."

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