Technetra: Why is a Government IT Procurement Policy Needed? How Can Open Source Help?
Feb 03, 2006, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Governments should utilize Information Technology (IT)
procurement policy to help achieve transparency, competition,
measurement and efficiency in the purchasing process. A policy
which incorporates open source as a choice for solutions
complements the role of standards. Open source and open standards
together can help strengthen a framework for procuring and
delivering solutions to meet the needs of government..."