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The Register: UK Gov Backs £1m Blueprint for Open Source Switchers

Mar 17, 2004, 19:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"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 report.

"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 study..."

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