[Linux-aus] Fwd: FYI & Comment - Latest version of Democrat Open Source Bill
leon at cyberknights.com.au
Thu Sep 18 14:36:02 UTC 2003
On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 12:37, Con Zymaris wrote:
> Further, I don't want 8/9ths of that money staying here, I want
> 9/9ths ;-)
"You blasted nationalists are all the same! Me! Me! Me! Mine! Mine!
Mine!<*> Wait 'till the WTO finds out about this one!" Can't you just
>>> governments already have purchasing policies which not only
>>> favour entrenched vendors, they _mandate_ these vendors'
>> If that's so, perhaps we should start by simply requiring that all
>> such mandates be expressly eliminated? Any exceptions granted would
>> have to be explicitly argued on a case-by-case basis.
> seems feasible. It alters the placement of 'hurdles' so that public
> servants have to leap hurdles when not deploying FOSS, rather than
> the current situation.
The details are probably important. The principle can almost certainly
be covered in one simple sentence, but enough details to make it real
might run to pages.
<*> ...quoth the seagull.
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