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

Feb 27, 2004, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"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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