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UK government gets really serious about open source

Feb 22, 2011, 18:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Taylor)

[ Thanks to E5Rebel for this link. ]

"Monday 21st February 2011 saw the first 'Open Source System Integrators Forum' held by the Cabinet Office and I'd like to share a few modest bits of news with you all...

"Firstly, the occurrence of the event itself is news. The Cabinet Office assembled all the big System Integrators who make up the majority of UK Government and Public Sector IT spending, currently running between £16 billion to £21 billion every year.

"I was there too, not due to the proportion of this spend which comes Sirius' way I hasten to add, but simply to provide some Open Source expertise."

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