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Open source to fix public sector IT

An interesting article by Mike Hadlow – How to Fix Public Sector IT.

As nice as it sounds and as much as I’d like to see it happen, with the amount of existing vendor lock-in and the need to have a “blameable” party when things go wrong, I don’t see it happening even if the desire came about to do it and the focus on short term cost cutting went away.

Perhaps it would help if there was some central government open source support team that would back up departments that use OSS, somewhat like what Red Hat do with paid-for support for the OS JBoss.