August 27, 2003

Alston dismisses call for open source procurement guidelines

Anonymous Reader writes "Guidelines proposed by the Australian Unix Users Group (AUUG) promoting a "level playing field" between open source and proprietary software within government departments are unnecessary, according to the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.... While agreeing with AUUG?s proposal that software be purchased on its merits, a spokesperson for the department's Minister, Senator Richard Alston, said open source software is already being considered for its value proposition."


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