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Australian Senate Hears Open Source Is Too Expensive

February 11th, 2010 02:58 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

schliz writes “The Australian Government Information Management Office says that the cost of a platform change could cost more than it saves. It was pushed to investigate open source software to reduce its AUD$500m budget at a Senate meeting yesterday. From the article: ‘Agencies are obliged to consider value for money on each occasion they apply a software,’ spokesperson Graham Fry said. ‘If the cost of assessing it [open source] was greater than the cost of the software, you would have to think twice.’”

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