IT agency outlines OSS progress made in SA government

By   |  April 2, 2009

The South African government’s State IT Agency (Sita) Free and Open Source Programme has released its second public newsletter outlining the progress of open source software in government. Among the range of issues covered are details of the progress made in migration the SA Revenue Service over to open source software (we recently covered that) and steps forward in the education arena.

The SA Revenue Service already uses Linux, especially Suse Linux, extensively in its backend infrastructure. And on the education front Sita has launched a home-grown learner record tracking system which is built using open source software.

The latest issue of the newsletter can be found on Sita’s FOSS website (follow the “documents” menu item) or by direct PDF link here (5.4MB).

Disclaimer: This issue also contains an interview with myself, as editor of Tectonic.

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