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VNUNet.com: UK fails to exploit open source

Jan 11, 2002, 11:25 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Middleton)
"Confusion and uncertainty over open source issues means that software which could be "of great benefit" is not being fully exploited in the UK.

According to research carried out by the National Computing Centre (NCC) on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry, a lack of information has led to uneven open source usage in the UK.

Michael Gough, chief executive of the NCC, said: 'The UK would benefit greatly from the establishment of a stable alternative to the use of proprietary software, both in terms of business innovation and competitiveness, and in support of the UK software industry.'"

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