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Federal Computer Week: Local Execs Praise Open Source

Nov 16, 2004, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Perera)

"Adopting open-source software isn't just a money-saving proposition for cash-strapped government entities, according to an open-source proponent.

"'The main cost benefit I see is not from avoiding software licenses, but from the collaboration,' said Andy Stein, information technology director of Newport News, Va. Under open source, 'We no longer have to develop everything, we can leverage each other's resources. It's very hard if not impossible to do that with proprietary software...'"

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