E-Health-Insider: Open Source Software Could Save NHS Money

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“The Office of Government Commerce has made recommendations that
public procurement of software should consider open source
solutions, citing, amongst other case studies, the experience of a
Dublin-based hospital that made significant savings in transferring
all its software to open source.

“The report says that public sector bodies should ‘examine
carefully the technical and business case for implementation for
Open Source software and the role which OSS could play in current
and future projects” as well as ‘review their current
infrastructure and applications… well in advance of any planned
procurement or renewal… and consider what steps may be necessary
to prevent future ‘lock in…'”