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 ( ladybird | 2009. november 3., kedd - 22:12 )

Ditch Microsoft, Save £269m Says Hungarian Open Source Group

* eWeek Europe, November 3, 2009, By Andrew Donoghue in Budapest

Despite a struggling economy and public debt, the Hungarian government continues to spend millions on Microsoft licences when cheaper alternatives exist, say open source groups.

With governments across Europe including the UK looking to slash public spending to tackle budget deficits resulting from bank bail-outs and other effects of the recession, open source could be an important way to cut IT costs, according to free software advocates.

But with Microsoft and other IT vendors equally keen to maintain lucrative government contracts as the private sector continues to keep costs down, open source groups in countries such as Switzerland and Hungary are asking hard questions about why the software is not even being considered as an option for some public sector departments.

According to a statement on the EU Open Source Observatory and Repository for European public administrations (OSOR) - a site for information exchange about community developed software - five open source groups including the Hungarian Open Document Format Alliance (ODFA) are petitioning the Hungarian government to disclose how much it spends on proprietary software licences.

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