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Tectonic: SA Minister Outlines OSS Plans

May 16, 2003, 07:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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"Responding to a question in Parliament this afternoon, South African minister of public service and administration Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi described in detail her department's support for open source software in the delivery of public services. In her response to a question from ANC MP Andries Nel, Fraser-Moleketi said OSS was already widely used by government and was 'part of a deliberate strategy aimed at generating widespread knowledge and understanding [of ICT].'

"'OSS has recently emerged as a powerful way of generating knowledge as well as economic value... and we are working on this quite extensively,' said Moleketi..."

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