Police use Linux to comply with Freedom of Information

Posted by dave on Nov 5, 2004 2:37 PM EDT
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A Scottish police force is extending its commitment to open-source software by developing a Linux-based system for ensuring it complies with the impending Freedom of Information Act legislation. The Act comes into force on 1 January 2005 and is intended to facilitate 'open government' by allowing the public to request access to government data. Central Scotland police, based in Stirling, will pilot a Linux-based system developed by IBM that was one of the projects referred to in the recent pro-Linux Office of Government Commerce report.

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Here it seems it is the "Freedom From Information Act" TxtEdMacs 0 1,108 Nov 5, 2004 3:59 PM

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