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Federal Computer Weekly: Opening Doors to Open Source

Apr 05, 2005, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Robinson)

"Los Angeles city officials recently pushed for a switch to open-source software so that they could save more than $5 million in licensing fees. They felt the money could be better used for other services. In making the switch, they joined a growing chorus of support for open-source technology from cash-strapped federal, state and local government agencies.

"There seems little doubt that the open-source movement is finally gathering the steam many people predicted for it. Market researchers at IDC say the Linux operating system, for example, is no longer a niche phenomenon..."

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