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VNUnet: Public Sector Told to Consider Open Source

Mar 23, 2004, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Williams)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"According to the Open Source Software Use Within UK Government consultation paper from the Office of the e-Envoy, value for money and adherence to open standards should be considered key criteria for software purchases in the public sector.

"'UK government will only use products for interoperability that support open standards. UK government will seek to avoid lock-in to proprietary IT products and services,' the paper stated..."

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