New Statesman - Time to turn open source words into action
Since early 2004, it has been the government's stated policy to use open source software in the public sector wherever possible, as long as it offers the best value for money.
To date, the policy has had little impact. So will the latest tweaks to its open source Action Plan make a difference?
Software is "open source" when the source code is freely available to be viewed, shared or changed - things that you can't do with more traditional proprietary software. Crucially, open source is also the cheaper option in many cases.Read more