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    The UK Government on open source?


    I found This while looking for information on another topic. I think it is the government's way of trying to explain open source vs proprietary software to someone who is starting a business and doesnt have a clue.

    How accurate is it, do you think?

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    Re: The UK Government on open source?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlambert
    How accurate is it, do you think?
    0%?

    That's a pretty bad analysis of open/proprietary software at all...much less a comparison. And just to be anal:

    It would be difficult to ask your business partners to change their software suppliers just so they can read your invoices; and retyping material from one format to another is a waste of time.
    You don't use conjunctions after semicolons, and the whole last thought (along with some other sentences in the article) are poorly worded.
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    Re: The UK Government on open source?

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlambert
    I found This while looking for information on another topic. I think it is the government's way of trying to explain open source vs proprietary software to someone who is starting a business and doesnt have a clue.

    How accurate is it, do you think?
    does britian not have open source software anymore, is it proprietary now? does this mean no more free?

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