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Liam Maxwell: Government open source code is one of UK’s best exports

ComputerWorldUK - The open source code that the government runs is one of Britain’s “great” exports, according to government CTO Liam Maxwell.

Maxwell told the Think Cloud for Government conference in London that the UK benefits from an exchange of knowledge by being open. Most of Gov.uk code is open source, allowing other countries to use it for their own government digital services.

A similar government site in New Zealand has adapted Gov.uk's basic design elements, saving time, money and resources, Maude said.