The draft document, whose development has been put on hold during the six-week election period, follows on from recommendations from the CIO Council that government organisations increasingly look to open-source solutions to improve the reusability and flexibility of their information solutions. Formalising a policy favouring open source within Centrelink will make the organisation a crucial ally in the open source communityâs efforts to raise their profile within government organisations.
September 6, 2004
Centrelink puts open source commitment in writing
Centrelink is authoring a formal open-source policy document and investing heavily in open-source systems to anchor an improved identity management regime thatâs hoped to help recover up to AU$50 million in losses to fraud annually, infrastructure planner David Oram told attendees at the AUUG 2004 conference in Melbourne.
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