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[News] [Rival] Governments in Europe Show Signs of Waking up to Some Free Software

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Governments in Europe Show Signs of Waking up to Some Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 19:19:40 +0000
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Ingres, FreeSoft bag open source contract from Hungarian government

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| Ingres and FreeSoft, have won the Hungarian 
| governmentâs open source software contract 
| that has a four-year, $22.3m budget. During 
| the next four years, the companies will 
| supply the Hungarian government with 
| software worth 4 Ft billion Hungarian 
| forints, which is approximately â15m or 
| $22.3m.


FreeSoft and Ingres win Hungarian government open source software tender


Experts Question Hungary's Role As European Open Source Leader

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| Open source database company Ingres has held 
| Hungary up as an example to the UK and other 
| European countries of how government should 
| be championing the use of non-proprietary 
| software in the public sector.
| But some Hungarian experts have pointed out 
| that while the central European country has 
| made progress when it comes to allowing open 
| source players to compete on the same terms 
| as proprietary companies, there is still a 
| long way to go before the Magyars could be 
| held up as leaders on open source.


Will open source be assimilated in 2010?

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| It also drew a thoughtful e-mail from Tim 
| Yeaton, president of Black Duck Software. He 
| interrupted his efforts to counter OpenLogicâs 
| new open source scanner to say that open source 
| is bound to be assimilated into the software 
| mainstream.



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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