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A revolution in public sector IT

Government Technology - Widespread open source software adoption is at our doorstep, says Phil Scott-Lewis, head of UK Public Sector Business at Red Hat

Having worked closely with the UK Government and public sector organisations on several IT projects for many years now, I have never been so confident that we are standing on the brink of what is to become an open source software revolution in the public sector. What gives me the confidence to make such a bold claim about a sector where change can be difficult to achieve? Let us have a look at the development of open source software projects in the UK public sector and some interesting recent developments which are paving the way towards widespread adoption of open standards.