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Tectonic: The Mysterious Disappearing SARS Linux Tender

Apr 07, 2006, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The South African Revenue Service's (SARS) tender for a proof-of-concept for Linux on the desktop has mysteriously disappeared from the tax man's tender site. While SARS has not responded to Tectonic's requests for comment, we have learnt from reliable sources that the tender is frozen until SARS completes its tax year-end process.

"The tender's disappearance coincides with a number of key staff members leaving the the organisation, including renowned CIO Ken Jarvis and acting chief technologist Myrna Gordon. Sazi Gcaba, SARS' technology strategist for open source software, is overseas..."

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