TopTechNews: Open Source Attracts Public Sector

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“Once a curiosity of computer rooms, open-source software
applications are now giving commercial programs a run for their
money in public-sector information technology shops.

“In fact, public-sector I.T. managers say free licensing isn’t
necessarily the most attractive characteristic of the best
open-source products today. Many stand out for their stable
programming code and array of useful features or, conversely, their
stripped-down feature sets that eliminate unnecessary bells and


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