[Linux-aus] NOIE Open Source Software Seminar

Robert Thomson linuxrmt at rmt.flow.com.au
Tue Jan 28 19:43:01 UTC 2003

Hi Jacqueline,

Thanks for the info.

OSS in government is always interesting, and there are many efforts
underway in many countries right now to increase use of, or completely
replace Government systems with OSS.  Many are being pushed by the
leaders in the government, rather than by grassroot efforts.

I'm sure a representative from the Linux community (LA committee
member or not) will be able to be represented at the seminar.  AUUG
representation may be enough at this early stage of the game, though.

Depending on timing and availability, we may be able to organise some
delegates of other countries who are heading the OSS route.  I'll see
what I can do.  Will contact David directly.


On Tue, Jan 28, 2003 at 06:09:27PM +0800, Jacqueline McNally uttered:
> I noticed that you had two new committee members that are based in Canberra.
> It may be worthwhile for Linux Australia to be represented at:
> http://www.noie.gov.au/projects/egovernment/Better_Infrastructure/oss.htm
> What is rather interesting, is the quote from the australianIT article 
> (http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,5898299%5E15317%5E%5Enbv%5E15306,00.html): 
> "This is not a Linux sales program. It aims to provide a balanced view." in 
> light of the seminar notice: "The seminar will address general OSS issues 
> with a focus on Linux based operating systems."
> All the best
> Jacqueline McNally
> http://mc2.vicnet.net.au/users/zenryaku/
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> OpenOffice.org Marketing Project
> (www.openoffice.org)
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