Open Source to Save UK Govt Money

The UK Government has released a strategy for reducing the costs of ICT, with Open Source playing a important role, saying "When used in conjunction with compulsory open standards, open source presents significant opportunities for the design and delivery of interoperable solutions. "

Recognising the issues surrounding procurement of open source the Government has decided to level the playing field for open source solutions by publishing a toolkit for evaluating open source solutions and forming a Open Source Implementation Group over the next six months.