Councils going Open-Source

Councils going Open-Source

Getting councils go open-source, away from proprietary technology.

Number 10 shuts wallet on closed-source IT projects

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/31/government_closed_source_kicked_back/

...  those running government IT projects are still clinging to outdated ideas on open source, which is tipping the playing field against it. “If government makes it harder to work with open source, that's bad and means we have perhaps a bias to very expensive software and those who can buy it. Clearly that's not right.

“Open source is not a toy – I have to sometimes say this, because part of the problem we are trying to solve is the understanding and the familiarity of open source is not as great in the public sector”