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Ministry of Justice updates open-source policy

http://computerworld.co.nz

The policy indicates open source should be looked at first and if it doesn’t meet requirements then commercial options should be considered, says NZOSS president.

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NZ Ministry of Justice: We want open source

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The New Zealand Ministry for Justice believes that open source software is a more stable, supportable, and cost-effective choice compared to proprietary solutions.

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NZ Ministry of Justice Open Source Position Paper [PDF]

http://nzoss.org.nz

Industry standards may not be open (e.g., Microsoft Word file formats) so there are reverse-engineering risks with any OSS dependent upon those standards. The MoJ preference for open standards (e.g., Open Document Format, which is now supported even by Microsoft) lessens this risk.

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