"The UK's Open Source Consortium has joined criticism of UK
government education policy towards open source software,
maintaining that the British Education Communications and
Technology Agency 'pays lip service' to open source while
effectively excluding it from purchasing frameworks.
"'The essence of our concern is that they're saying one thing
and actually pursuing policies that are exclusive,' Mark Taylor,
OSC president, told Computer Business Review. 'Becta's own research
shows there are major benefits [with open source]. However, the
reality of the framework is that it excludes both products and
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