Wonderful Timing - UK Government & Open Source

by Steve Mallett

Related link: http://www.theregus.com/content/4/25709.html

The Register - USA reports today that the United Kingdom has put-forth a new policy that is positive toward open source software in its procurement of software.

What wonderful timing for OSCON.

From the article:

Home Office minister Douglas Alexander said: "I am pleased to announce new policy on the use of Open Source Software within UK Government. It explains how we will consider Open Source Software solutions alongside proprietary ones in IT procurements and award contracts on a value for money basis, seeking to avoid lock-in to proprietary IT products and services."