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Federal Times: Top Officials Seek Alternatives to Microsoft

[ Thanks to Tim
Hanson
for this link. ]

“Concerned about security and an excessive reliance on Microsoft
software, senior administration officials plan to diversify the
types of operating systems software purchased by the
government.

“The National Security Council soon will create a new office to
assess the ways federal agencies could make greater use of
open-source, or nonproprietary, software that is freely available
to anyone and has codes that are not secret.

“One of the areas we are very interested in looking at is
open-source code,” a senior White House official told Federal
Times.”

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