ZDNet UK: London’s Livingstone Looks to Linux

[ Thanks to Matt for
this link. ]

“London Mayor Ken Livingstone has ordered a report into the
benefits and pitfalls of open-source software, as part of an
attempt to close the UK capital’s digital divide.

“A policy statement on London’s strategy for information and
communication technology (ICT), published on Thursday by the
Greater London Authority (GLA), reveals that Livingstone is looking
to Linux as a way of fighting social exclusion.

“‘As a further means of making the Internet more easily
affordable, the Mayor believes that there is a strong case for
businesses, Government and the community sector to consider using
open-source software,’ states the report, called ‘Connecting the
capital: information and communications technology in

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