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Licensing focus in govt open source guide

ZDNet - The Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO) has released the final "Guide to Open Source Software" for government agencies, which includes its new open source procurement principles.

The office had released a short policy document in January, which said that Australian Government ICT procurement processes must actively and fairly consider all types of available software, including open source. The policy also recommended that clauses be used in checklists and requests for tender, to ensure that alternative software possibilities are considered.