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States Stand Aside as Open Source Bandwagon Rolls By

Nov 04, 2008, 19:04 (3 Talkback[s])
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"At first glance it would seem West Virginia state government could benefit from incorporating open source software in its computers, since it currently spends millions of dollars purchasing and paying license fees to software developers such as Microsoft. Latest News about Microsoft. But open source software has its drawbacks, and those outweigh any benefits gained from making such a move, said Kyle Schafer, the state's chief technology officer.

""We haven't done a lot with open source," he said. "

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