"Switching from proprietary software to open source software in
Danish public administration has an economic scope of several
billion DKK every year. This is the conclusion in a report prepared
by a working group under The Danish Board of Technology. The
working group has compiled a detailed analysis of the use of open
source software in public administration in Denmark--especially the
economic perspectives. The analysis shows that open source software
is a viable alternative to the proprietary software. One reason the
open source software is competitive is because it allows users to
change, to correct and to distribute the software and therefore to
a greater extent leaves the user in control of changes.
"The analysis shows good possibilities for using the open source
software as desktop software, e.g. for word processing and there is
a potential for lowering the cost of using desk-top
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