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Government reaffirms commitment to open source technology

V3 - The government has used the publication of its mid-term review on Monday to reaffirm its intention to level the playing field for open source vendors competing for public sector contracts.

The mid-term review contained a number of promises relating to the government's IT strategy, although few were surprising.

However, the government's recommitment to open government procurement, particularly to open source vendors, will be good news for some.

"We will continue to open up government procurement, create a level playing field for open-source software and split large ICT projects into smaller components," said the review.