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ComputerWeekly: Council IT Chiefs Want Licence Role

Feb 24, 2004, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nick Huber)

"Local authority IT directors have called on the Office of Government Commerce to allow them to play a greater role in negotiating software licence agreements with suppliers...

"The call follows the agreement struck by Newham Council last month that could save it £1m, after trialling Linux. Some local authority IT directors believe Microsoft can be persuaded to offer concessions to other councils that improve on terms agreed between the supplier and the OGC..."

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