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Sydney Morning Herald: Vic Greens Set to Complete Linux Switch by Year-end

Aug 07, 2003, 11:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)

"While other political parties are debating laws on whether or not to mandate the use of Open Source software, the Victorian Greens hope to complete a total switch from proprietary systems to the open source operating system Linux before the year turns.

"The group estimates that it would have saved up to $20,000 in software costs by the time the project is completed.

"Victorian Greens convener Adrian Whitehead said the idea of moving to an open source set-up had been born about 18 months ago when the party was looking at an expansion in its membership and administration needs after the Federal election of 2001..."

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