"The Australian Tax Office is to develop a formal open source
software (OSS) policy following the generally positive report on
OSS prepared for the office by the Gartner Group.
"As well as recommending the development of an OSS policy,
Gartner said the ATO should review existing processes, investigate
opportunities for innovation through OSS, and to manage public
perceptions of OSS platforms.
"The report said policy development and implementation should be
considered urgent, because the office currently used some OSS in
pockets on an ad hoc basis, outside of normal risk-based
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