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Computerworld Australia: Government Delves into Open Source

Feb 12, 2003, 02:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nadia Cameron)

[ Thanks to Con Zymaris for this link. ]

"The increasingly influential role of open source software as an alternative to proprietary solutions has prompted the federal government to put together a new seminar looking at the demand for open source systems across departmental agencies.

"To be hosted by the National Office for the Information Economy (NOIE), the seminar, 'Open Source Software and the role of Linux in the public sector,' is designed to provide departmental CIOs, CTOs and agency IT professionals with a broader understanding of non-proprietary software, as well as examine the current and future role such solutions can play in the government sector.

"The seminar will be held at the National Press Club in Canberra on February 18 and is expected to be the first in a series of sessions on the potential use of open source software (OSS) in government agencies..."

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