It said the purpose is to ensure that there is a level playing field for open source and proprietary software and that some of the myths associated with open source are dispelled.
The toolkit includes six documents:
All About Open Source – including FAQs;
ICT Advice Note — Procurement of Open Source;
Procurement Policy Note on Open Source;
OSS Options; Total Cost of Ownership;
CESG Guidance on Open Source (this site will only open for users who have previously registered with a.gsi.gov.uk email address).
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