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UK gov conference to showcase open source

Joinup - Successful use of open source software by public administrations in the United Kingdom will be presented at a conference in London on 3 April 2014. Presentations include the use of this type of solutions by the 'Transport for Greater Manchester' for its bus, rail, tram and highway information system and by the Greater London Authority, using it to maximise service innovation.

The GLA will present how the use of open source technologies helps it to reduce costs associated with its ICT infrastructure. It will lists the risks and benefits "associated with open source and legacy ICT, including measures taken to avoid lock-in." Manchester will provide "insights into the multi-modal passenger information system integrating data from bus, rail, tram and highway services delivered over an open source information exchange."