The Register: MPs Call for Gov.uk to Switch to Open Source (Maybe)

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“Central government should replace Microsoft software with open
source equivalents–if trials show the switch is practical, the
Public Accounts Committee said yesterday.

“In a report on government spending on software licences, the
Select Committee of MPs conclude:

Open Source software, already in widespread use for
server applications, may in future provide departments with a
viable alternative to existing software suppliers for a broader
range of functions including desktop applications, opening up the
marketplace to wider competition and potential improvements in
value for money…


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