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UK fails to exploit open source

Both Vnunet and the Register have articles here and here respectively about the UK’s National Computing Centre which reports that the UK is under utilizing open source software: ‘…Michael Gough, chief executive of the NCC, said: “The UK would benefit greatly from the establishment of a stable alternative to the use of proprietary software, both in terms of business innovation and competitiveness, and in support of the UK software industry.” The Register article says that they are advocating a ‘…National Library of Open Source software and compliance tests, to independently evaluate open source products for reliability and interoperability…’