"The UK government has announced funding for a 'third force'
open source migration project. A group of local authorities led by
Rossendale has won £502,500 [US$910,886/€745,327] of
matched funding (i.e. the project is worth double that) for an
examination of 'the issues associated with migration to Open
Source,' involving a justification of and implementation of open
source in three English local authorities, and the production of a
"So effectively the project intends to use a measure of real
life deployment to produce a blueprint for the migration of open
source in local government--this is not a drill. Aside from that
point, the project is highly significant for a number of reasons.
The Office of Government Commerce has two groups of trials going on
from Sun and IBM, but these are Sun and IBM funded, while this is
the first serious effort funded by government as an independent
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