UK Government Backs Open Source In Budget Cuts

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“In its report, the government acknowledges that, when used in
conjunction with compulsory open standards, open source presents
‘significant opportunities for the design and delivery of
interoperable solutions’. It says that moving to smaller and more
manageable projects will improve project delivery timelines and
reduce the risk of project failure.

“The government also intends to encourage the sharing and reuse
of ICT solutions and contracts across the public sector through a
common infrastructure and online applications store. This will help
prevent unnecessary duplication and save on the cost of purchasing
new or bespoke solutions.”

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