InformationWeek: Open Source Struggles To Win Critical Mass
Mar 22, 2006, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Such of the political controversy around the open standards
movement in government, generated by vendors angry with governments
for moving away from their proprietary technologies, is mirrored in
the open source movement.
"Consider the 2005 California Performance Report, ordered by
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to find ways to create a more efficient
state government. While the report served up many recommendations
on cost cutting, the vendor community was most worked up over the
suggestion that state IT organizations consider open source as an
option before making an IT purchase..."