September 7, 2005
Linux gets thumbs-up down under
An Australian government procurement official in has publicly endorsed Linux, telling agencies the open source operating system has "no downsides". In an address to delegates at a New South Wales Department of Commerce exhibition on Wednesday, official Cameron Parle touted the benefits of open source to state departments and agencies, at one stage referring to wearing his own metaphorical "red hat", a reference to the Linux vendor of the same name.
Link: ZDNet Uk