ComputerWeekly: Minister Backs Open Source as Future for UK Business Users
May 21, 2003, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Giving his strong backing for the open source movement
e-commerce minister Stephen Timms this month called on UK
organisations to take a close look at open software.
"The occasion was the formal launch of an in-depth, qualitative
survey of 60 IT directors from the retail, finance and public
sectors, backed by the Department of Trade & Industry and
organised by OpenForum Europe, a consortium of corporate IT users
and open source suppliers.
"One major finding from the survey was that whereas last year IT
directors acknowledged they had heard of open source software, this
year they said they intend to actually look at it..."