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Australian IT: ATO Adopts Open Source Policy

Mar 18, 2004, 21:00 (6 Talkback[s])

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"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 procurement practices..."

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