"Don't expect open source software to be an issue in the
forthcoming election. Computerworld asked pertinent politicians
from the two major parties about open source in government and
neither committed himself.
"IT Minister Paul Swain's spokesman passed the buck to Trevor
Mallard (as state services minister, responsible for
"'The government has no position for or against open source at
this stage,' Mallard says, though he claims other governments'
actions regarding open source are being followed with interest.