Open source software

Jeremy Cooke made this Freedom of Information request to Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

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Dear Newry, Mourne and Down District Council,

Please advise me:

- on the amount spent by the council on licensing non-Microsoft products per annum ?
- on the amount spent by the council on licensing Microsoft products per annum ?
- if the council has a strategy in place to:
- migrate to Open Source products;
- how is migration progress measured;
- what is the recorded progress of the migration strategy over the existence of the programme lifetime to date?

Yours faithfully,

Jeremy Cooke

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Dear Mr Cooke

Thank you for your email dated 09 August 2018 and your request for
information therein.

You have requested from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
information in relation to open source software and licensing information.

I confirm your request will be processed as a request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  Accordingly, you will receive the information you
have requested within 20 working days of the date of receipt of your
request by the Council unless the Council does not hold the information or
there is a reason to withhold all or part of the information requested.
 Council will write to you in any event.  

For further information in relation to the Freedom of Information Act 2000
I would refer you to the Information Commissioner's Office website,
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If you wish to discuss the above please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards

Sally Andrée
Information Officer
Oifig Dhún Pádraig
Downpatrick Office
Downshire Civic Centre
Downshire Estate, Ardglass Road
Downpatrick, BT30 6GQ
Council: 0300 013 2233
Planning: 0300 200 7830

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Dear Mr Cooke

I refer to the above and write further to my email of 09 August 2018.

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you have requested information
from Newry, Mourne and Down District Council in relation to Open Source
Software.  Your request has been processed in accordance with the Freedom
of Information Act and, accordingly, please see the response below.

Please advise me:

- on the amount spent by the council on licensing non-Microsoft products
per annum?
£313,392 on non-Microsoft products (spend includes maintenance, support
and assurance).
- on the amount spent by the council on licensing Microsoft products per
annum?
£140,000 on Microsoft subscription products.
- if the council has a strategy in place to:
- migrate to Open Source products;
Council has no strategy in place to migrate to Open Source products.
- how is migration progress measured;
N/A
- what is the recorded progress of the migration strategy over the
existence of the programme lifetime to date?
N/A
If you wish to discuss the above or require clarification on any matter,
please do not hesitate to contact me.

I trust this is of assistance.  However, should you be unhappy with our
response in this matter you may request an Internal Review of our response
and you can contact Mrs. Alison Robb, Assistant Director of Administration
([email address]) in that regard.

In the event you are unhappy with the outcome of any Internal Review
conducted by the Council you may apply to the Information Commissioner's
Office (ICO) for a review of our response. Please note that the ICO
generally expects Internal Reviews to be completed prior to reviewing the
decisions of public bodies.  For further information in relation to
Freedom of Information I would direct you to the website of the
Information Commissioner at: [1]www.ico.org.uk.

Kind regards

Sally Andrée
Information Officer
Oifig Dhún Pádraig
Downpatrick Office
Downshire Civic Centre
Downshire Estate, Ardglass Road
Downpatrick, BT30 6GQ
Council: 0300 013 2233
Planning: 0300 200 7830

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