BBC NEWS | Technology | Calls for open source government

article on BBC NEWS from this weekend caught my eye – “Calls for open source government“.

Could be interesting times at work if this panned out. Never mind the PITA it presents since its a little short sighted. It doesn’t take into account all of the money the government has already spent for FY09 for maintenance, etc., plus the manpower and training to do something like this. Its easy to say the government should just convert everything to OpenSource, but something else entirely when you look at the costs of replacing and migrating existing systems.

Yeah, I’m that jaded these days.