"The State Services Commission's championing of open source
software in government helped its ICT branch pick up an award in
the government category of the inaugural New Zealand Open Source
Awards, held in Wellington this month.
"The SSC has developed and published guidelines to government
agencies that are considering open source, says the deputy
commissioner and head of the ICT branch, Laurence Millar. The
guidelines were published on the e-government website in 2003 and
then updated, he says..."