that a California state government panel is recommending Linux and open
source. "Among the ideas in the panel's $32 billion cost-cutting
recommendations: favoring open-source software over proprietary
alternatives for new IT purchases. The report doesn't project cost-savings
for such a move but describes open-source products as more flexible and
secure than the proprietary code that dominates government systems
today. State agencies "should take an inventory of software purchases and
software renewals...and implement open-source alternatives where feasible,"
according to the report.
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