new UK government policy on open source

For those interested in the adoption of open source standards and software by the powers that be, there was an interesting announcement yesterday reported by the BBC, The Open Sourcerer and others.  You can read the full announcement here, but on the face of it, its a step in the right direction, and follows earlier policy statements by the opposition.

A policy statement is one thing – it will be interesting to see what actualy migrations and adoptions there are to support it though as the cost of migrating will be immense.