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Open source software should be used to secure public sector systems, IT bosses are told

Feb 02, 2012, 23:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Speaking at the government ICT conference in London, Ian Levy, technical director at the Communication Electronics Security Group (CESG) said local authorities need to realise the organisation supports the deployment of non-proprietary software for security purposes.

"He highlighted Bristol City Council as an example of one authority that had gone ahead with this approach, despite having originally believed it was prohibited from buying open source."

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