Gordon Brown on Open Source

Taken from Gordon Brown's speech on Building Britain's Digital Future, what he says about Open Source :

"And rather than civil servants being the sole authors and editors, we will unleash data and content to the community to turn into applications that meet genuine needs. This does not require large-scale government IT Infrastructure; the ‘open source’ technology that will make it happen is freely available. All that is required is the will and willingness of the centre to give up control.

This bold new approach will transform the way services are delivered but, more importantly, it will be the vehicle through which citizens will come to control the services that are so important to their lives and communities.
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I like that a lot! When Gartner (I seem to recall) claims that Open Source is what drives the European public sector market, this is the perfect example.



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