Bill Thompson, the BBC's forthright online technology correspondent, is running a story that highlights the Government's supposed renewed commitment to pilot testing open source solutions.
The Office of Government Commerce has just announced a deal with IBM to trial open source software under the supervision of the Office of the E-envoy in a move that put clothes on the arguments put forward in last year's Open Source Software Policy statement (.rtf).
A small step but hopefully a significant one. Let's hope the spin-meisters and Labour grandees don't suffocate this initiative with the pillow of the back-scratching Old Boy's Network.
Posted by bignoseduglyguy at October 12, 2003 07:13 PM