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CIO Australia: Open Source and Open Standards

“In a recently published interview in the IT trade press,
Victoria’s new CTO, Tony Aitkenhead, made the claim that what
governments needed to pursue in order to improve software value was
open standards rather than open source software. Is this view
correct? What benefits do each of these bring to government
computing? How do they differ? Could governments in Australia
benefit from open standards more than they would from open source?
Should open standards be mandated for the procurement of computer
software? Let’s see if we can answer some of these
questions…”

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