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Cabinet Office publishes open source procurement toolkit

The Register - The Cabinet Office has published an open source procurement toolkit for the public sector on its website.

It said the purpose is to ensure that there is a level playing field for open source and proprietary software and that some of the myths associated with open source are dispelled.

 

The toolkit includes six documents:

  • All About Open Source – including FAQs;
  • ICT Advice Note - Procurement of Open Source;
  • Procurement Policy Note on Open Source;
  • OSS Options; Total Cost of Ownership;
  • and CESG Guidance on Open Source (this site will only open for users who have previously registered with a .gsi.gov.uk email address).
  • The first five papers are all available on the Cabinet Office website as PDFs.