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Yahoo!/TechWeb: State, Local Governments To Leverage Open Source, Report Says

Jun 10, 2005, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"While the federal government encourages agencies to consider open source through software-procurement guidelines and such executive mandates as the eGovernment Act, local and state governments will more aggressively push adoption in the long run, turning to VARs to supply the skills needed to take full advantage.

"No longer the taboo alternative, open-source technology is garnering more attention and consideration by states and local municipalities that want to save money and secure the availability of data, according to a recent study by Input, a Reston, Va.-based government research firm..."

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