Open Source Software
Francis Maude (Minister for the Cabinet Office; Horsham, Conservative)
We have always made clear that, where appropriate, Government will procure open source solutions.
Open source products are used in the delivery, of huge database programmes—such as the Indian Identity card scheme—at a greater scale and for much less cost than we have experienced in the past.
Gov.uk, the new platform for publishing in UK Government employs the same open source technologies.
It's being delivered for a fraction of the cost of previous Government web schemes.