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New Open Source Consortium Has Broad Focus

Dec 03, 2004, 14:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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ZDNet UK: Open Source Gets UK Public Sector Boost

"Mark Taylor, the executive director of the OSC, said it is primarily aimed at promoting open source in government organisations, where there are barriers to its adoption.

"'The consortium is targeted at the public sector as open-source adoption is coming on brilliantly in the private sector,' said Taylor..."

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LinuxInsider: Open Source Consortium Launches in Europe

"The group claims to offer indemnity insurance Latest News about insurance, which is a hot topic in the open-source movement these days. But Quandt said it is difficult to discern from the entity's literature what its technical definition of open-source is. It does appear to be different from what Hewlett Packard and other vendors offer as indemnity insurance, she said...."

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