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NSW Office of State Revenue CIO reflects on five successful years of open source

Oct 01, 2009, 15:32 (0 Talkback[s])
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"CIO David Kennedy recently spoke to CIO to reflect on the challenges and achievements the government agency has had with open source technology and to offer advice to other CIOs on how to develop a successful open source strategy.

"Kennedy says open source technology is here to stay and the real challenge facing CIOs lies in delivering services around them.

""Not all open source coders are fanatics," Kennedy says. "Open source is worth considering because if it fits the purpose in the whole 'value-for-money' equation, entertain the idea. Look at Web servers -- Apache is ahead and so too is Firefox with Web browsers.""

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