efforts by Bruce Perens to establish open standards for
software that is used by government offices.
"One thing most technology experts can agree on is that California's state government has squandered billions on ill-conceived information-technology (IT) projects in recent years. Whether it was the more than $100 million in taxpayer funds that state authorities admit were wasted on the state's automated child-support system or the more recent purchase of thousands of unneeded software licenses from Oracle, the sorry record is painfully clear. California desperately needs a more workable IT plan.
Fortunately, in the spirit of the open-source software movement, free-software evangelist Bruce Perens has just offered one up.
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