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Re: [Fsfe-uk] govt depts and 'open source'

From: Alex Hudson
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] govt depts and 'open source'
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 16:20:07 +0000

On Mon, 2007-01-29 at 16:16 +0000, Graham Seaman wrote:
> ** <http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/?m=1633>"To ask the Secretary of 
> State <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_of_State> for Culture, 
> Media and Sport what percentage of her Department's computer systems use 
> open source software; what percentage of the systems planned to be 
> installed use such software; and whether she plans to increase the use 
> of open source software in her Department."
> And started getting some replies:
> http://www.theyworkforyou.com/search/?s=%22open+source%22+section:wrans&o=d

I'm not totally surprised that they haven't given many great answers,

Good example of "free software" being a preferred term, though :) "Open
source" has intelligence connotations in Parliament.



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