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Open Source and the UK Government

Wunderkraut - Tariq Rashid is the Open Source Policy Lead for the UK Government. At the 'Open Source, Open Standards' public sector conference, he spoke about the quest to better meet user needs, while providing better value.

Tariq begins by saying that government has been spending too much on IT, and government IT has a reputation for being bad — not serving users well. Today he's not going to speak much about open source itself, instead he's going to give context to how open source fits into real world in the public sector.