December 17, 2001
UK Government opens door (slightly) to Open Source
Author: JT Smith
Anonymous Reader writes, "A draft discussion paper on adopting Open Source has been issued for public consultation by the UK Government. (Editor's note: The page apparently doesn't display in all browsers; and the document is available only in Microsoft Word or PDF.) It states the UK Government will consider OSS solutions alongside proprietary ones in IT procurements. Contracts will be awarded on a value for money basis. This is a major coup, given the Blair government's fascination with Microsoft, despite the cost."