South Australian upper house MP Ian Gilfillan today chastised his fellow members for choosing to stick with Microsoft software for their web site and intranet projects.
"There is .. a growth of open source content management systems, used to manage internet and intranet content, systems like MySource, Zope and PostNuke," he told Parliament this afternoon.
"Thus it would be quite likely for a winning tenderer to be offering an open source solution, solutions that are run on very high profile business sites around the world, unless of course, we send out a request for proposal that closes the door on the whole world of open source solutions."
Gilfillan claims the RFP for the projects included a significant number of Microsoft-specific requirements, thus ruling out any company who might propose an open source CMS solution.
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