Open source 'too costly' for Irish e-gov

According to this report the Irish Government has found that using “only open source software could, in the long run, be more expensive.”
The announcement came from “Mary Hanafin, Ireland’s Minister for State with responsibility for the Information Society, who was speaking at the Irish Software Association’s 16th annual conference, sponsored by Microsoft, O’Donnell Sweeney and ACT Venture Capital.”
Draw your own conclusions about who’s influencing government policy these days..
Padraig Brady has started a thread on the ILUG about this so no doubt we’ll get plenty of opinions as the day draws on.

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