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InfoWorld: Mandating Incompetence?

Feb 04, 2006, 03:00 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Asay)

"I'm a little worried by the furor over open source within governments. In particular, there is a large government agency (not in the US, though we work with those, too) that is considering Alfresco but might not be able to...not because of Alfresco, but because we use Sun's closed-source JRE. This government has mandated a move to 100% open source over a limited time period.

"Sounds great, right? Use the taxpayers' money for open software that no vendor controls, keeping the government out of the greedy paws of self-serving capitalists..."

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