On Fri, 13 Oct 2006 10:04:21 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> Red Tape Hinders Open Source Uptake in Government
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | Panelists at the Government Open Source Conference in Portland, Ore.,
> | this week suggested that what is needed now is a process or model that
> | can be shared by states to go about acquiring new technologies and
> | solutions that are open source. But to get there, "we need to re-think
> | the whole procurement process," said City of Newport News (Va.) Chief
> | Information Officer Andy Stein.
> | [...]
> | In addition to a focus on the challenges of government open source
> | adoption and procurement, the conference featured a general recognition
> | that open source and government work well together.
> | "I think it's a fascinating model of where the world is going," Cohen
> | said, referring to a government open source alliance among China, Japan
> | and Korea.
> It's usually companies that write/influence the laws (a well-known fact).
> Recall the OpenOffice/Firefox-BSA confrontations.
The people have spoken.
Just like the masses have ignored free Linux.