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Swiss Proprietary Group Doesn't Want Court To Go Open Source

Aug 01, 2011, 23:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Swapnil Bhartiya)

"According to OCOR, a proprietary player Weblaw fears that it will lose a number of bids with such courts for its own, proprietary search engine. The vendor, in a statement sent to Inside IT: 'Instead of operating an oversized IT department funded by tax-payers, the Federal Court should investigate the existing products available on the market. This would be sustainable and cost effective.'

"This is quite interesting as the vendor seems to be saying that instead of using tax-payers' money wisely by developing cost-effective in-house capabilities which can be used by other departments to further cut cost, the department should rely on proprietary software where price and code is controlled by the company. Additionally, proprietary software is also more insecure than the free softrware."

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