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Oct 05, 2005, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"OpenAdvantage is an IT consultancy based in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom. As the name suggests, OpenAdvantage deals strictly in open source software solutions, providing its clients with everything from a basic introduction to open source, to custom development services. The best part? It's all free--free as in beer.

"The United Kingdom is divided into nine Regional Development Agencies (RDAs) for the purpose of local economic development and regeneration. Each RDA receives a budget with which to fund programs and initiatives that it determines will enhance that region's economy and infrastructure. Advantage West Midlands, the RDA under whose jurisdiction OpenAdvantage falls, has furnished OpenAdvantage with enough money to enable the company to provide all of its services gratis to businesses within the region..."

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