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[News] Hungarian Government Starts Implementing Free/Open Source Software

  • Subject: [News] Hungarian Government Starts Implementing Free/Open Source Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 19:40:12 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Hungarian Government Banks on Open Source

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| Ingres Corporation, the leading open source 
| database management company and pioneer of 
| the New Economics of IT, and FreeSoft PLC, 
| Hungaryâs leading service provider in the 
| software development sector, have won the 
| Hungarian governmentâs open source software 
| tender that has a four-year, $22.3 million 
| budget.



Ditch Microsoft, Save Â269m Says Hungarian Open Source Group

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| Despite a struggling economy and public debt,
| the Hungarian government continues to spend
| millions on Microsoft licences when cheaper
| alternatives exist, say open source groups
| With governments across Europe including the UK
| looking to slash public spending to tackle
| budget deficits resulting from bank bail-outs
| and other effects of the recession, open source
| could be an important way to cut IT costs,
| according to free software advocates.


Hungary Says Yes To Open Source - But Keeps The Lion's Share For Microsoft

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| Half of the funding is still allocated fo r Microsoft products, and a quarter
| for Novell products, with the remaining 6 billion HUF (Â19.3 million) open for
| acquiring open source and open standards solutions.
| Apart from ULX and Red Hat, the other open source providers chosen in the
| centralised list of vendors are FEFO, Freesoft, Kventa, MultirÃciÃ, WSH and
| Navigator.
| ULX will deliver open source solutions to two groups of organisations: the first
| group of public sector organisations who are legally obliged to get their IT
| needs from the centralised IT providers list, and the other group is the public
| and higher education institutions.

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