Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> IBM Linux head says savings real
> "The New Zealand government could save millions of dollars a year using
> open source software, says IBM's global head of public sector Linux
There is a lot of hard information in that link!
"the British government has saved about E2.3 billion since switching to a
Linux-based procurement system."
"Anything you can do with software today you can do with Linux and open
source technology and save money."
"Open source software is also now a viable alternative on the desktop, she
says, recommending governments use both Linux and "proprietary" software
together on their PCs."
" The State Services Commission last week released a paper 'advising'
government departments on open sources licenses.
The Green Party has blasted the paper, saying it's intended to scare
government IT managers away from open source.
The report was prepared by law firm Chapman Tripp, which the Green Party
says has done extensive work for Microsoft in the past."