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The Age: Unix Group Calls for More Open Source Use in Govt

Aug 26, 2002, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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The Australian UNIX and Open Systems User Group (AUUG, Inc.) has called on the Federal government to adopt more IT solutions based on Open Source solutions such as Linux and BSD...

"There were two recent instances, the first when CentreLink, the world's 12th largest processing organisation, announced that it had established a world class Linux Laboratory in collaboration with IBM to reduce costs and raise the flexibility of the agency's IT systems and the second when the Federal Department of Veterans' Affairs decided to move its file and print services for all branch offices to an IBM zSeries mainframe running Linux.

"The group called on the Government to review all areas of IT procurement and information standards and ensure there was no bias against Open Source solutions based on open standards..."

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