[Evangelism] UK government backs open source

Karl Horak KEHORAK at sandia.gov
Thu Feb 26 11:31:36 UTC 2009


Also recently in the news with both a UK and US spin is

The  http://www.opensourceacademy.gov.uk/solutions/casestudies Open Source
Academy  lists a number of UK and EU sites.  The material is pre-2006, so
the list is probably much longer.  

http://www.openforumeurope.org/ Open Forum Europe  is another advocate of
open source in government.  Their 
2008 report  (pdf), though short, makes for interesting reading.  

Finally, http://delicious.com/tag/plone-site+government returns 32 Plone
sites worldwide that appear to be used in government.  


Matt Hamilton wrote:
> All,
>    Just seen this:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7910110.stm
> Very interesting as if you read towards the bottom they do seem to be  
> actually finally understanding the benefits of Open Source (not just  
> costs, but the flexibility).
> I was wondering about putting together some kind or news article,  
> comment, press release, etc to follow this up.  It would be great if  
> we could jump on this whilst the iron is hot.
> Has anyone else produced anything similar, or had similar experiences  
> in their country?
> -Matt
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