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LinuxWorld Australia: Govt Denies Proprietary Software a Security Risk

May 04, 2004, 19:00 (10 Talkback[s])
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"The federal government has rejected warnings from an open source lobby group that closed source software presents a serious risk to Australia's national security and ought to be chucked out in favour of more transparent software.

"The finger-pointing started last week with Open Source Industry Australia (OSIA) calling upon government departments and organisations 'implementing solutions within the sphere of national security to discontinue use of closed-source software where possible due to serious security risks...'"

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