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Novell stitches up Linux deal with NSW Government

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In what is believed to be the first open source government contract in Australia of its kind, Novell has signed a deal with the NSW Department of Commerce to become an approved supplier of Open Source software and solutions under the Open Source (Linux) Enterprise Software and Services agreement 2316.

Rhonda O'Donnell, President of Novell Asia-Pacific, said that the agreement was a great endorsement of the advantages that open source has to offer, particularly for government where security and cost issues are of paramount importance.

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