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ElectricNews: Open Source 'Too Costly' for Irish E-Gov

Apr 30, 2004, 17:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Clark)

"E-government in Ireland will be built using open standards technology, which may not be open source software such as Linux.

"That's according to Mary Hanafin, Ireland's Minister for State with responsibility for the Information Society, who was speaking at the Irish Software Association's 16th annual conference, sponsored by Microsoft, O'Donnell Sweeney and ACT Venture Capital. At the event, Minister Hanafin gave a brief overview of the state of Ireland's e-government plans and said that an update to the government's ICT strategy document 'New Connections' would be published before May..."

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