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Aberdeen expert to speak at UK’s Unix and Open Systems Users Group

License-free software saves users more than $60billion annually, and is growing

Open Source software expert, Gavin Henry, who is managing director of Aberdeen-headquartered Suretec Group has been invited to speak at the UK’s major Open Source Annual Spring Conference and tutorials. The meeting is expected to attract international delegates at the Park Crescent Conference Centre in London in March 2009.

Gavin Henry is an active member of the open source software community and is widely acknowledged worldwide for his input. Open source software is license fee free software that is available for everyone to use and to develop for their own applications, and also to pass on to others for their use. It is widely used by Google and eBay, amongst other important companies, and many major companies in the northeast of Scotland are benefiting from its license fee free approach.

‘Open source software is the way forward, especially for medium and larger businesses,’ says Gavin Henry, ‘because it saves them millions of pounds each year in license fees. The Open Source community is a very enthusiastic body of professionals, actively developing systems and software for companies and organizations to use worldwide, and has been estimated so far to save customers about $60 billion per year.’

Suretec Group develops directory services and telecoms solutions for companies in the northeast of Scotland and elsewhere in the UK, and it has clients in Japan, the USA and Canada. It works across the oil, voluntary, leisure, legal and a range of other business sectors.

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