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iTnews: Open Source Sneaks in SA Govt Back Door

Jan 12, 2004, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The South Australian Democrats may have failed so far in their campaign to have legislation passed promoting open source software, but open source products are slowly infiltrating the government nonetheless.

"In his opening speech at the Linux and Open Source in Government Conference in Adelaide on Monday, SA Democrats deputy party leader Ian Gilfillan revealed that the SA government procurement department had begun assessing Open Office for its suitability for use by government employees.

"Gilfillan has also installed a demonstration Linux machine in his parliamentary office--though he has yet to be given permission to connect it to the main parliamentary network..."

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