[Linux-aus] Acquisition of Open Source Software paper for Public and Semi Public sector in Netherlands
kanchana at fossmart.net
Thu Apr 10 04:58:48 UTC 2008
No worries Arjen,
There is quite a bit of similar discussions going on on the NZOSS Chat,
do you think we should ask them to join OSIA chat? or we subscribe to
that as an organization? I do personally with my link back to NZ.
e.g: Ministry of Justice in NZ is one of the organization who have an
Architect appointed for Open Source stuff, and they contribute to the
community a lot. I know there are quite a bit of Australian government
organization involved in OSS too and I am hoping to see their
contributions to the list.
> Hi Kanchana,
> On 09/04/2008, at 10:23 PM, Kanchana Wickremasinghe wrote:
>> In case if you have not seen this before:
>> I am yet to read it, however I thought might be worth sharing.
> Interesting, thanks for that. Only had a quick browse but it appears
> to be fairly clued in and well written; and the intro is signed by the
> Dutch chief procudement officer (govt). That's good.
> What I saw specifically missing from the factors taken into
> consideration during procurement: decommissioning (and its cost). This
> is a key factor that makes the AGIMO guidelines intrinsically equalise
> (not prefer, and this is important!) the field for open source, or
> rather, open standards.
> The Dutch document does go heavily into open standards and may thus
> effect the same result, but (although I couldn't think of a specific
> example, off-hand) it's possible that even with an open standard, a
> certain product could still have higher decommissioning costs. Anyone
> here have thoughts or examples on that?
> Anyway, I wrote a note (in Dutch) on the OSOSS web site, we'll see if
> I get a response; I noted that I was a director of OSIA.
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