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ComputerWeekly: Newham Council IT Leaders Face Backlash for Choosing Microsoft Over Open Source

Aug 31, 2004, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cliff Saran)

"Newham Council's decision earlier this month to opt for Microsoft, rather than open source technology, surprised many IT professionals and angered open source advocates. It also highlighted the complexity of deciding between proprietary and open source software strategies

"When the council's head of ICT Richard Steel decided last year to pit open source software against Microsoft products in a prolonged trial it was seen as one of the most important tests yet of the viability of alternatives to proprietary systems..."

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