August 28, 2001

Why doesn't the government back Open Source?

Author: JT Smith

From IT-Director: "Where there are clear economies to be gained, governments could and should lead the way
in the use of open source. They also might like to consider trying to provoke open source
developments for some of the software that they need, for example, in the local government
area or for charities or for education. And the political wing of the open source movement
should lobby governments to do so. It would do much more to advance their cause than
posting derogatory remarks on the web every time someone makes a negative comment
about Linux. Unfortunately, that is what they seem to spend much of their time doing."


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