February 13, 2005

L.A. investigates open source to cut costs

Three council members â Eric Garcetti, Wendy Greul and Jack Weiss â introduced a motion last week asking the city's Information Technology Agency to provide an initial report on potential savings in 30 days and a transition plan in 90 days. Although city officials already use some open-source software, they spent $5.8 million on proprietary software licenses for the fiscal year that ran from July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004.

Link: FCW.com

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