CW360.com: Public Sector IT Chiefs Welcome Whitehall’s Open Source Stance

“Last week the Cabinet Office published a report entitled Open
Source Software: Use Within UK Government, which outlined the
Government’s plans to consider open source alongside proprietary
software products for future IT procurement.

“Joe Daniels, community information manager at Knowsley
Metropolitan Borough Council, said, ‘Anything that can make IT
cheaper, more secure and more standard has got to be

Roy Cosway, corporate IT services manager at Cornwall County
Council, one of the Government’s Pathfinder local authorities,
said, ‘In local government we will see the benefits [of open
source], such as cost reductions and standardisation…'”

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