Open Source, Open Standards and Re Use: UK Government Action Plan

UK Government announce an action plan to increase the pace of FOSS uptake.

Some key sentences from the linked article:

"Open Source has been one of the most significant cultural developments in IT and beyond over the last two decades"

"the Open Source movement has given leadership to new thinking about intellectual property rights and the availability of information for re-use by others."

"Over the past five years many government departments have shown that Open Source can be best for the taxpayer - in our web services, in the NHS and in other vital public services.

But we need to increase the pace"

Quite so.

and a request:

"If you write about this online, please use the tag #ukgovOSS to help us find your comment."