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When politics does not get in the way of FOSS

Mar 23, 2009, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"The Australian Greens have been using FOSS in some states for a few years; one of their policies is to "encourage government use of open-source software and require the use of open and publicly documented file formats."

"The use of FOSS in Victoria has been pushed along by a few super-geeks, one of whom, Matthew Wright, now serves as an IT spokesman; Russell Coker, a well-known FOSS developer and independent consultant, is also part of the IT working group.

"This makes FOSS adoption relatively easy - there are experts who can roll out what is needed. And their motivation is that they are relatively aligned with the party's policies, not because of indoctrination but because they are naturally inclined that way."

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