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Open-source platform gains popularity in government

Sep 24, 2013, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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Federal government chief technology officer John Sheridan said two factors were combining to drive the popularity of the Drupal content management system at the expense of proprietary software: the emergence of commercial entities able to give government the confidence to use open source, and the increasing cost and complexity of proprietary software.

Addressing a Forrester Research CIO Summit in Sydney recently, Sheridan said previous resistance to open source was gone.

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