Linux Today: Linux News On Internet Time.

Stuff: NZ Minister's Reply Leaves Open Source Lobby Cold

Mar 13, 2002, 14:30 (5 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Christchurch open source software advocate Dave Lane says the Government has produced an 'anaemic' reply to a call by more than 360 New Zealand IT professionals for a review of the dominance of Microsoft Windows-based applications in Government computing.

"The open letter at www.openz.org sent last year to State Services Minister Trevor Mallard urged the Government to adopt an 'open source-friendly' position for government and business computing...

"...Mr Mallard has replied that there is no restriction on the use of open source software by government agencies... 'Also, there is no policy in favour of the purchase of proprietary software...'"

Complete Story

Related Stories: