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The core technology model behind the Government Gateway has been sold by Microsoft to another country, according to e-envoy...

The core technology model behind the Government Gateway has been sold by Microsoft to another country, according to e-envoy Andrew Pinder.

Speaking at the Microsoft Government Leaders Conference in Seattle earlier this week, Pinder confirmed that negotiations are also under way with other countries, although he would not reveal their identities. The UK Government is set to earn about 24% of sales revenue in royalties, recouping some of its investment in the project.

Last year the Government secured an agreement with Microsoft to sell the system's core technology abroad.

The project, which allows legacy systems in different departments to communicate with each other and offers information about services to the public via the Internet, continues to attract interest from overseas governments. "On this trip we are still getting enquiries," Pinder said.

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