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NZ Justice Ministry wants open source

Posted by robertradamantsco on January 9, 2008

The New Zealand Ministry of Justice believes that open source software is a more stable, supportable and cost-effective choice compared to proprietary solutions.

In a Ministry of Justice report, which can be found on the New Zealand Open Source Society Web site, the ministry addresses traditional concerns about open source, and concludes that although “open source software [OSS] was once an extraordinary way of thinking, limited to academia and small guerrilla projects in a community of hackers…[it] can lead to a more stable, supportable and cost-effective IT environment, and should be pursued for pragmatic reasons”.

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