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TechWorld: Open Source is Widespread But Much is Invisible

May 12, 2005, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Manek Dubash)

"Councils are clearly moving towards open source, as noted in our story a few days ago. However, equally interesting is the guidance that's being dished out to IT managers by SocITM, the Society of IT Managers, which represents IT managers in the public sector, from local councils to the police and fire services, housing authorities and other locally delivered public services.

"The survey recently undertaken by SocITM to determine just how much open source software (OSS) was being used found that 34 per cent use OS applications and 39 per cent use OS infrastructure software such as Linux..."

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