"Federal government agencies must 'disregard any industry fads
or novelty value' when assessing open-source software for
procurement, according to a new guide.
"The document--A Guide to Open Source Software for Australian
Government Agencies--released today by the Special Minister of
State, Senator Eric Abetz, at a conference in Canberra, states 'the
primary considerations [in open-source software procurement] are
fitness for purpose and value for money...'"
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