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Portuguese government set on increasing use of open source

Oct 04, 2013, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

The government of Portugal wants to increase its use of open source ICT solutions and open ICT standards, aiming to rationalise its IT and reduce costs, says André Vasconcelos from the Agency for Administrative Modernisation (AMA). "To allow comparing open source and proprietary solutions, we'll make it compulsory to calculate the TCO over 4 years, including for maintenance, licences, migration and productivity."