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ZDNet UK: 'Critical' Open Source Initiative to Crack Public Sector

Apr 05, 2005, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"A UK government-funded initiative aims to accelerate the use of open source software within the public sector, through various activities including the creation of a government-specific code repository and a directory of open source providers.

"Mark Taylor, the executive director of the Open Source Consortium (OSC), which is one of the organisations involved in the initiative, said the UK public sector is lagging behind other European countries in terms of open source take-up, but claimed this project is likely to change that..."

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