Open Source Software

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of David Gauke David Gauke Conservative, South West Hertfordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of his Department's computer systems use open source software; what percentage of the systems planned to be installed use such software; and whether he plans to increase the use of open source software in his Department.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office

Less than 1 per cent. of software used in the Department is open sourced. There are currently no plans for the NIO to increase the use of open source software. However, the Department will continue to consider open source solutions on an overall value for money basis in accordance with the Government's 2004 policy statement.

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Percentage of computer systems which use open source software 1
Percentage of the systems planned to be installed which use such software 0

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