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Liberal Democrats supporting Open Source

My favourite political party, the Liberal Democrats, have announced that free and open source software “should get strong consideration in public sector areas”, according to The Guardian Online. Although I don’t (knowingly) pay tax yet (well, apart from VAT), this makes sense; think how much the government spends per year on licensing software. All that money comes from the taxpayer, so if free solutions are used instead, the cost of a new computer could be halved. That could save millions, which could instead be invested in education and health.

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