UK Government backs Open Source

Now, here’s something you seldom see these days: good news from the UK Government.

Having grown accustomed to Government-backed IT projects like the national air-traffic control system or the positively mind-warpingly expensive NHS IT system, it’s good to see that maybe — just maybe — there is some hope for sanity in large-scale public IT projects, and not everyone has been dazzled by the marketing departments and flashy buzzwords of the big corporations.

For posterity, here’s the actual document (interestingly, it seems to be served from a Microsoft web server… Ahem.)

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