Australian government can't recruit fast enough for Open Source

Josh Taylor | ZD Net | August 27, 2013

The tide is turning with the use of open-source software within the Australian government, according to the chief technology officer John Sheridan, with departments shifting from buying proprietary software to buying support for open-source software such as Drupal.

Speaking at Forrester's Summit For CIOs in Sydney today, Sheridan said that when he first rose through the ranks in government, open source was not an option for government because when it failed, it would not be easy to explain to senators in Senate Estimates.

But there has been a change in the way government approaches open source, he said, with increasing deployment of open source in server rooms and datacentres, but also in web content management systems, in particular with the use of Drupal.

Open Health News' Take: 

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