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The Register: Swedish Government Mulls Linux

Aug 23, 2002, 22:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Despite signing a recent deal with Microsoft, Sweden has become the latest country to investigate the benefits of free software.

"In a report entitled 'The state wants to save money' in Swedish magazine Ny Teknik, the Statskontoret, (Swedish Agency for Public Management) is setting up a working group to investigate the value Linux could provide.

"The work is in the initial stages and it is too soon to see what the actual result will be, according to Irene Andersson, who is responsible for all software at the purchasing department in 'Statskontoret...'"

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