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Computerworld.NZ: Govt Hears No Open Source Clamour

Mar 19, 2003, 03:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Bell)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"The State Service Commission's e-government unit says it's not being swamped by demand for open source information from government agencies, in contrast to its Australian counterpart.

"Deidre Butler, convenor of Govis, the government information managers forum, says she has detected no recent demand for improved knowledge of open source. It's not recently been a topic on the mailing lists and wasn't mentioned at a recent Govis forum coordination meeting, she says.

"And the e-government unit has no plans to emulate an open source software education exercise put on by Australia's National Office of the Information Economy (NOIE) last month, despite the success of the event..."

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