iTnews: NOIE: Forget Open Source, What About Open Standards?
Jan 15, 2004, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"The federal government appears unlikely to endorse proposals to
make open source software its preferred solution, but it is keen to
promote the use of open standards, agency officials have
"Tony Judge, general manager of the business strategies branch
of the National Office for the Information Economy (NOIE), told
attendees at the Linux and Open Source in Government conference in
Adelaide on Tuesday that the government already provided a level
playing field in which software selections could be made according
to value-based criteria, but added that conformance to standards
was an important part of that equation..."