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May 21, 2009, 19:34 (8 Talkback[s])
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"Paula Carleton, CIO of the not-for-profit Baptist Community Services, told Computerworld she is investigating how to move its 850 Windows desktops to open source following Microsoft's decision to force it to a full commercial licence.

""Every dollar we are forced to spend on software is a dollar less spent on the charitable services like homeless and crisis care that we deliver," Carleton said, adding that it is a public benevolent organisation according to the tax office.

""We have to understand the implications of implementing open source... based on the figures we are looking at, we would be crazy not to roll it out. We've been looking at the major players like Red Hat and Novell."

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