[Linux-aus] FW: PRESS - Minister's Open Source Investigation

Dennis Gilmore dennis at ausil.us
Thu Oct 14 12:18:02 UTC 2004

Once upon a time Wednesday 13 October 2004 9:20 pm, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 06:22:19 +1000 Pia Smith <pia at linux.org.au> wrote:
> > > "While Open Source software may seem like a cheaper option in the
> > > short term, locking a Government agency into a situation where it has
> > > only one possible support provider now and into the future comes with
> > > obvious risks.
> I love that paragraph :-)

Yes well currently  you can get support contracts from Red Hat, SUSE, Novell, 
IBM and lots of smaller businesses  such as everythinglinux  hmm ok  i would 
hate to see competition out there

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