April 19, 2005

Open source trial attracts keen Government attention

District Health Board trials of an open source desktop will be carefully watched by other Government agencies, keen to reduce the licensing fees they pay to Microsoft.

In turn, the DHBs will be represented on the public sector committee negotiating the details of G2006, the next iteration of the Governmentâs bulk-licensing agreement with the vendor.

Negotiations begin in June, says Laurence Millar, director of the e-government unit, which is taking the lead for the Government agencies.

Link: ComputerWorld NZ

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