NZ Councils pushing open source

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Date: Sep 20, 2004 - 11:04 AM
"New Zealand’s local authorities have come out in support of open source software to encourage more IT use in the community.

In their collective response to the government’s draft ICT strategy, local authorities point to government’s broad agreement with the principles of last year’s Worldwide Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

The councils draw attention to one of these principles not specifically mentioned in the strategy, Section 27: 'Access to information and knowledge can be promoted by increasing awareness among all stakeholders of the possibilities offered by different software models, including proprietary, open source and free software, in order to increase competition, access by users, diversity of choice, and to enable all users to develop solutions which best meet their requirements.'"


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