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Computerworld Singapore: Open Source for Governments

Dec 20, 2005, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"More and more countries are embracing the collaborative model of open source on a national level to fend off caged IT models. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore's (IDA) Technology Group has positioned Linux as a medium term technology bet, which means one to three years to mass adoption. According to IDA, software procurement decisions in the public sector continue to be based on value-for-money and fit-for-purpose, and do not prefer nor exclude open source software in their tender specifications and evaluations. The public sector currently has a heterogeneous environment and Linux Server operating system is widely used in the government. Government agencies such as the Ministry of Defence are already using open source software..."

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