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UK Gov's open source 'mandate' policy attacked


UK Gov's open source 'mandate' policy attacked By John Lettice Posted: 15/03/2004 at 18:10 GMT The UK's proposed policy on the use of open source software within government has come under fire from the Institute for Software Choice, which claims the policy will make it "compulsory for public sector organisations to use Open Source Software as a default in R&D projects." The ISC, which has substantial backing from Microsoft, among other major IT companies, intends to challenge the proposals, which are currently subject to a consultation ending on 11th June.