[ubuntu-uk] [marketing] Heads up - Government wants FOSS

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Fri Jan 29 22:14:28 GMT 2010

A third attempt at a published Government strategy. It looks even more
like it means business than the preceding ones.

Open Source, Open Standards and Re-Use: Government Action Plan

Forward (extract)
When Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989, he
fought to keep it free for everyone.  Since then, not everyone in ICT
has displayed quite the same philanthropic spirit and a small number
of global organisations dominate. But over the past few years, the
people have begun to fight back.  Individuals, working together over
the internet, can create products that rival and sometimes beat those
of giant corporations.  The age of Open Source is dawning and
Government has embraced it, becoming more innovative, agile and

(cabinet office)

alan cocks
Ubuntu user

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