The Register: MPs Call for Gov.uk to Switch to Open Source (Maybe)
Feb 27, 2004, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Drew Cullen)
[ Thanks to Jason
Greenwood for this link. ]
"Central government should replace Microsoft software with open
source equivalents--if trials show the switch is practical, the
Public Accounts Committee said yesterday.
"In a report on government spending on software licences, the
Select Committee of MPs conclude:
"Open Source software, already in widespread use for
server applications, may in future provide departments with a
viable alternative to existing software suppliers for a broader
range of functions including desktop applications, opening up the
marketplace to wider competition and potential improvements in
value for money..."