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Australian IT: Alston Opens Agencies to Linux

Nov 06, 2002, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The Federal Government has given its blessing to Commonwealth departments and agencies to investigate and adopt open-source software.

"IT Minister Richard Alston said he was impressed with the cost savings open source had to offer.

"The Department of Veterans' Affairs, Centrelink and the Bureau of Meteorology recently made separate decisions to move part of their IT infrastructure to the Linux operating system, an open source Unix derivative..."

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