[Linux-aus] Young Aussies say pirated software is OK
arthur.marsh at internode.on.net
Wed Feb 18 14:06:48 EST 2009
Glen Turner wrote, on 2009-02-16 21:23:
> As a personal example, I am a senior network engineer at an ISP.
> TAFE are sending us people who understand Cisco routers, but
> without an understanding of Linux --- the platform of choice
> for network services --- and those people need a huge amount of
> training to bring up to speed.
> Cheers, Glen
Aren't IT services at South Australian TAFE colleges out-sourced to EDS?
Do EDS offer managed GNU/Linux IT services?
Should bidders for government funded IT services be required to have
competence to deliver solutions based on Free software?
The other invisible elephant in the use of software is how costs of
Microsoft software are met - it is automatically assumed that there will
be licensing (and maintenance, including extra staff, hardware...) costs
and the costs are passed on in such a way as to obscure their
blood-sucking effect on the local economy.
Arthur (imagining billboard posters with slogans such as "Free as in
Freedom" and "Don't fear the penguin").
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