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Feb 17, 2003, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kate Mackenzie)

"Mary Ann Fisher is speaking at an open source seminar for government CIOs in Canberra tomorrow, which is being organised by the National Office for the Information Economy and will also feature speakers from Microsoft, Gartner and the Australian Unix Users Group.

"Ms Fisher said the federal Government's endorsement of the open source operating system as an option for government agencies and its approach to sharing information on Linux, and tomorrow's forum were examples of its strategic approach to government IT infrastructure.

"'There are a handful of governments that are bringing together consolidated representatives... on the whole, thought, focus and strategy area, Australia is a leader,' Ms Fisher said..."

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