UK government strongly advocates open source

This is truly fantastic. The UK government has decided that, where there is little price difference between open source and commercial products, open source should be selected due to its inherent flexibility. The initiative is also promoting re-use of product evaluations, and has created an open forum where the public can view and contribute to the action plan.

While we’re seeing this trend in the US government, I’m not aware of any equivalent initiative as fully-formed and purposeful as this.