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Government reneges on open source promise for Cloudstore 2.0

May 20, 2012, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])

The UK government has finally unveiled the second iteration of its Cloudstore after a number of delays, and has reneged on its pledge to make version 2.0 open source.

Cloudstore is an online catalogue that the public sector can use to procure cloud services provided by suppliers signed up to the G-Cloud framework. The first version of the Cloudstore was unveiled in February.

Computerworld UK spoke to former G-Cloud director Chris Chant shortly after the first release. Chant, at the time, was also overseeing the second iteration. He stated during his interview that Cloudstore 2.0 would be go live in April and it would be built using opensource code.

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