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Foss Policy Approved by Cabinet

Posted on March 25th, 2009

Policy on Free and Open Source Software Use for South African Goverment


In 2002 and 2003, Cabinet noted and adopted policy recommendations from the
Government IT Officer’s Council (GITOC) pertaining to Free & Open Source Software
(FOSS)1. In putting forth these policies, the issues of technical performance, security,
cost and others pertaining to the selection, implementation, support and enhancement of
FOSS IT systems were addressed, and it was predominantly on the basis of these direct
cost/performance issues that policies supportive of FOSS were adopted. Read more

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