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Government Not Monitoring Open Source Use, Minister Admits

Oct 31, 2007, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The government does not know how much open source software it uses or what its value is, ministers have admitted.

"Gillian Merron, minister for transformational government in the Cabinet Office, said there were no targets to promote the use of open source software such as the Linux operating system or the OpenOffice productivity suite, 'except where it is the most cost-effective way' of meeting government needs..."

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