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UK Government Backs Open Source In Budget Cuts

Mar 31, 2011, 02:18 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sophie Curtis)

[ Thanks to Peter Judge for this link. ]

"In its report, the government acknowledges that, when used in conjunction with compulsory open standards, open source presents 'significant opportunities for the design and delivery of interoperable solutions'. It says that moving to smaller and more manageable projects will improve project delivery timelines and reduce the risk of project failure.

"The government also intends to encourage the sharing and reuse of ICT solutions and contracts across the public sector through a common infrastructure and online applications store. This will help prevent unnecessary duplication and save on the cost of purchasing new or bespoke solutions."

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