Governments Slammed for Anti-Competitive Software Tendering Practices
Apr 23, 2007, 15:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"A leading Australian open source advocate has called for an end
for to tender lock-outs of competitors to Microsoft, claiming the
practice is costing Australian taxpayers tens of millions of
dollars each year.
"According to Con Zymaris, CEO of Cybersource, a longstanding IT
services provider and a Linux specialist, it's time for all
Australian state and federal agencies to bring real, open and
competitive tendering back into their software acquisitions.
Zymaris believes The lack of willingness of Australian Governments
to ensure competition in the marketplace costs taxpayers tens of
millions of dollars every year..."