Swedish Government Study Endorses Open Source

Monday, March 03 2003 @ 01:37 pm CST

Contributed by: Aristotle

"Statskontoret, the Swedish Agency for Public Management, has performed a feasibility study on free and open source software and has given a thumbs up to the use of free and open source software. "

"The purpose of the study, which was conducted with the cooperation of several Swedish government agencies, was to provide a guideline for how public administrations and agencies should relate to open source and free software. "

"The cross-government team running the study stated that "open software in many cases are equivalent to--or better than--commercial products," according to a statement from Statskontoret. "Procurement of software shall therefore evaluate open software as well as commercial solutions, to provide better competition in the market."

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