[ubuntu-uk] "Tories want open source Whitehall"

Chris Wright linux-list at cwic-solutions.co.uk
Thu Mar 8 15:58:10 GMT 2007

Andrew Price wrote:
> I usually stay away from politics as much as possible but I found this
> interesting:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6430069.stm
> "The government could save more than £600 million a year if it used more
> open source software, the shadow chancellor has estimated."
> I'm not quite sure what to think about it though.

If it wasn't the UK Government (think NHS and Air Traffic Control 
Systems) I would be pleased...

It's probably the last 'organisation' in the world that the OSS 
community needs on board.

They could turn free software into a billion dollar loss :(

Would love to see them introduce it in to all places of education 
though. (At least the kids would know how to use/manage it)



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