[ Thanks to Chris Annesley for this
“The government does not know how much open source software it
uses or what its value is, ministers have admitted.
“Gillian Merron, minister for transformational government in the
Cabinet Office, said there were no targets to promote the use of
open source software such as the Linux operating system or the
OpenOffice productivity suite, ‘except where it is the most
cost-effective way’ of meeting government needs…”