[Linux-aus] Fwd: NZ Ministry of education discussion paper

Janet Hawtin lucychili at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 02:01:14 UTC 2007

Thanks Peter

From: Peter Ruwoldt <ruwoldtp at gmail.com>


Two of the quotes from this paper is of particular interest

The Ministry has stated its commitment to be an 'employer of choice'
for skilled technical professionals. Adopting OSS in development and
deployment is consistent with such a commitment. (Put bluntly,
technical professionals want to keep their skills sharp and current;
in 2007, working with open source tools and contributing to OSS
projects are the way that's done.)

Broader issues within NZ government related to economic development.
More widespread adoption of OSS is a form of 'Buying Kiwi' by means of
encouraging growth of NZ-based software and service providers.

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