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UK Gov't Reneges On Open Source Promise For Cloudstore 2.0 48

Posted by timothy
from the promises-promises dept.
DerekduPreez writes "The UK government has finally unveiled the second iteration of its Cloudstore after a number of delays, and has reneged on its pledge to make version 2.0 open source. Cloudstore is an online catalogue that the public sector can use to procure cloud services provided by suppliers signed up to the G-Cloud framework. The first version of the Cloudstore was unveiled in February. Computerworld UK spoke to former G-Cloud director Chris Chant shortly after the first release, who was at the time also overseeing the second iteration. He stated during his interview that Cloudstore 2.0 would be go live in April and it would be built using open source code. However, following weeks of delays, the Cabinet Office has now confirmed that the second iteration also isn't open source."
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UK Gov't Reneges On Open Source Promise For Cloudstore 2.0

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 19, 2012 @05:50AM (#40050163)

    The post-1970s Tories are nothing more and nothing less than a representative for the interests of a few very rich businessmen. Despite their waffle about the free market and the evils of statism, they're very much Italian corporatists, and everything they do ends up increasing the flow of Treasury cash to their friends. Whenever a Tory policy is announced, there is only one question you need to ask to understand it: which big business makes money from this?

    People who voted for them on a deficit reduction strategy are stupid: the recession was not caused by any individual government, although it was certainly caused by Western Thatcherite policy which Blair adopted and which Cameron continues to adopt. Their "savings" are merely ways of leaving the poor destitute and desperate to provide cheap labour, while they continue to find new ways of wasting money on expensive contracts - see article.

  • renege (Score:1, Informative)

    by hammeraxe (1635169) on Saturday May 19, 2012 @06:19AM (#40050231)

    renege /ri'neg/
    Verb:
    Go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday May 19, 2012 @06:27AM (#40050245)

    Yes, and just when you think you might get a chance to stop flip flopping between two parties the bulk of the UKians vote against a change from first past the post and thus maintain the status quo.

  • by Nursie (632944) on Saturday May 19, 2012 @08:36AM (#40050535)

    "The British have always been staggeringly incompetent when it comes to software projects."

    Would you mind altering that to the British Government? Or the large multinational corps that run the projects for them?

    There's a lot of good software comes out of the UK, and a lot of very competent engineering departments. The fact that the government uses incompetents and gives them an unlimited budgets should not be used to draw conclusions about the entire country.

How many hardware guys does it take to change a light bulb? "Well the diagnostics say it's fine buddy, so it's a software problem."

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