Open Source to Help Quell ICT Trade Deficit: Waugh

[ Thanks to Jeff
for this link. ]

“Australia’s $21 billion ICT trade deficit could be dramatically
reduced if the local industry played to its strengths and exported
services using open source software, according to industry analyst
Jeff Waugh.

“Speaking at an open source industry roadshow in conjunction
with National ICT Australia (NICTA), the flamboyant Waugh, a
director of consulting firm Waugh Partners, said open source is
‘great’ for Australia because it provides a ‘huge opportunity’ to
export services…”