12 March 2007

Tories: Britain Should Use Open Source

"George Osborne, the shadow chancellor, has criticised the government over its apparent lack of support for open source software.

Osborne said many of the world's multinational corporations are developing open source software strategies, and added that "far-sighted governments are also taking advantage of this trend".

Within the UK, Osborne's thoughts are at least partly shared by John Pugh, a Liberal Democrat MP who is campaigning for greater use of open source software in schools. Pugh brought an early day motion on the subject back in November, which has subsequently won the support of 129 other MPs."

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