[Linux-aus] Round of applause, Rodd Clarkson

Leon Brooks leon at cyberknights.com.au
Tue Sep 16 17:04:03 UTC 2003

Last feedback item, here:



Imagine the savings that could be made if [the Gummint] sat down, looked 
at what they needed from office software and then employed local 
software developers to enhance OpenOffice.org to work as they need it 
to. [...] they would:

  * 'Own' the product [...] for as long as needed

  * Have pumped money into the local economy [...]

  * Have a product that meets their needs. [...]

  * Have opened up more choice with regards to operating systems [...]

[...] OpenOffice.org-1.1 [...] has an excellent word processor, 
spreadsheet, presentation package and database so there shouldn't be 
too much missing that government would nee d to pay to have developed. 


Moving towards the local development of software would have benefits for 
Australia both now and in the future.

Cheers; Leon

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