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LinuxWorld Australia: Are Government Agencies Serious About Open Source?

Sep 13, 2005, 17:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Phil Hochmuth)

"Recent stories about open source technology in government raises the question of whether CIOs of municipalities are serious about moving to Linux and open source technology, or if they are just using the threat of such a switch as a way to either get Microsoft to lower pricing on its software, or to force the dominant desktop software vendor to add new features?

"One case involves the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' plan to dump proprietary software and move to such technologies as Linux on the desktop, and OpenOffice for productivity applications..."

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