UK Refuses to Fund IT Projects That Did Not Evaluate FLOSS

It’s about time. The UK now requires proposals for funding IT to consider FLOSS in the mix of solutions. That should take care of a lot of networks, services, databases and desktops. One of my favourite themes is considering price/performance when buying IT. This has the same effect.

I cannot wait to see my country, Canada, do the same. I’d like to see such policies in all taxpayer-funded organizations as well as business. Using FLOSS is the right way to do IT. I don’t think IT-people will get away with claiming “product X only runs under that other OS” much longer. Even politicians can see that stuff has to be done no matter what the software being used.

see Number 10 shuts wallet on closed-source IT projects • The Register.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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