Federal Computer Weekly: Opening Doors to Open Source
Apr 05, 2005, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Los Angeles city officials recently pushed for a switch to
open-source software so that they could save more than $5 million
in licensing fees. They felt the money could be better used for
other services. In making the switch, they joined a growing chorus
of support for open-source technology from cash-strapped federal,
state and local government agencies.
"There seems little doubt that the open-source movement is
finally gathering the steam many people predicted for it. Market
researchers at IDC say the Linux operating system, for example, is
no longer a niche phenomenon..."
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