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Open source 'fails to excite councils'

Public Technology - Open source technology has failed to catch on with local government and is not necessarily cheaper than proprietary software, according to a new report.

The claim was made in a new briefing by the Local Government Information Unit, which takes a look at the digital landscape in the council sector.

The document, produced by LGIU associate Stuart Bentley, who is a policy officer at Wolverhampton City Council, listed a number of problems with open source technology, saying that it is currently only used in a few niche, back office applications.