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IDG.SG: Rome City Council Opts for Open Source

Feb 27, 2004, 20:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Philip Willan)

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"Rome City Council has opted to use open source software for some applications of a new council portal due to go into operation in May, a council spokesman said Thursday. Linux software will initially be used for file-sharing and e-mail correspondence in the new portal, said Andrea Ambrogetti, a spokesman for communications councillor Mariella Gramaglio.

"'The council issued a tender for the portal in which it asked bidders to use the most efficient and economic software. It was the companies who proposed Linux,' Ambrogetti said. The winning consortium was led by Italy's former telecom incumbent, Telecom Italia SpA, he said..."

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