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ZDNet UK: Why Governments Really Choose Open Source

Nov 17, 2005, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ingrid Marson)

"The number of open source deployments by governments across the world has accelerated over the last few years. To date at least 160 international local and national governments have deployed open source software and over $2bn has been spent on the Linux open source operating system, according to figures from Linux vendor Red Hat.

"The use of open source software varies widely between different countries, for example, while the UK government continues to strikes long-term multi-million pound deals with proprietary giant Microsoft, the French are enthusiastically adopting open source software in both national and local government agencies..."

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