Computerworld.NZ: Govt Hears No Open Source Clamour
Mar 19, 2003, 03:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"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..."