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
"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..."