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Levelling the playing field: open source in the public sector

Computing - The government claims to be levelling the playing field for open source technology. It wants local and central government departments to open source software an equally viable alternative to more traditional proprietary solutions.

A spokesman for the Cabinet Office emphasised these claims, when Computing asked about the progress of this levelling activity.

“Open source is at the heart of our commitment to deliver digital public services designed around the needs of citizens,” said the spokesman.