"While other political parties are debating laws on whether or
not to mandate the use of Open Source software, the Victorian
Greens hope to complete a total switch from proprietary systems to
the open source operating system Linux before the year turns.
"The group estimates that it would have saved up to $20,000 in
software costs by the time the project is completed.
"Victorian Greens convener Adrian Whitehead said the idea of
moving to an open source set-up had been born about 18 months ago
when the party was looking at an expansion in its membership and
administration needs after the Federal election of 2001..."