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CW360.com: Public Sector IT Chiefs Welcome Whitehall's Open Source Stance

Aug 01, 2002, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Last week the Cabinet Office published a report entitled Open Source Software: Use Within UK Government, which outlined the Government's plans to consider open source alongside proprietary software products for future IT procurement.

"Joe Daniels, community information manager at Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, said, 'Anything that can make IT cheaper, more secure and more standard has got to be beneficial.'

Roy Cosway, corporate IT services manager at Cornwall County Council, one of the Government's Pathfinder local authorities, said, 'In local government we will see the benefits [of open source], such as cost reductions and standardisation...'"

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