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ZDNet Australia: Ignore 'Fads' When Examining OSS: Govt

Apr 18, 2005, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"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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