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[wlug] DHBs to test open source alternative to Windows and Office

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Pete pete@k...
Mon Apr 11 15:30:14 NZST 2005

I'd assume that:

- the project is outsourced
- the DHB will pay an arm and a leg for a silly report
- the report will find that going Linux/Open Source is too risky

The above scenario will be repeated by other govt agencies.

Given the size of the government and all their agencies, perhaps the
best investment would be to setup something like government computing
services (GCS - hmm, why does this ring the bell??? ;). Maybe I don't
know enough about politics or the politicians and their cronies network,
but it is certainly true that they seldom seem to be getting value for
money when it comes to software development. Could it perhaps be that a
ROI is not the primary intention, nahh!

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