InfoWorld: Mandating Incompetence?
Feb 04, 2006, 03:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)
"I'm a little worried by the furor over open source within
governments. In particular, there is a large government agency (not
in the US, though we work with those, too) that is considering
Alfresco but might not be able to...not because of Alfresco, but
because we use Sun's closed-source JRE. This government has
mandated a move to 100% open source over a limited time period.
"Sounds great, right? Use the taxpayers' money for open software
that no vendor controls, keeping the government out of the greedy
paws of self-serving capitalists..."