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LinuxWorld Australia: Are Government Agencies Serious About Open Source?

“Recent stories about open source technology in government
raises the question of whether CIOs of municipalities are serious
about moving to Linux and open source technology, or if they are
just using the threat of such a switch as a way to either get
Microsoft to lower pricing on its software, or to force the
dominant desktop software vendor to add new features?

“One case involves the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ plan to
dump proprietary software and move to such technologies as Linux on
the desktop, and OpenOffice for productivity applications…”


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