October 12, 2003

Open source government?

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 | TrackBack
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