Amen! Who is Liam Maxwell? He’s the IT guy who’s redoing IT for the government of the UK.
The complete quote: â€œOpensource software is not three guys in a shed anymore. There are a lot of misconceptions about open source but open source is the future model for delivering IT.â€
He’s got that right. Millions of developers say so. Thousands of FLOSS projects say so. Hundreds of millions of user say so.
see The Register – UK.gov: We really are going to start buying open-source from SMEs
The UK government is starting a consultation period to establish a list of SMBs who will supply FLOSS. The idea is to support local industry while providing better IT for government and better government. How long do you think it will take consumers, retailers and distributors to catch on that there’s money to be made buying and selling FLOSS? Not long, considering the publicity this thing is getting.