SomeBloke <stuff@xxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> I live in Manchester and I never heard of "Alphaplus". Let's hope it's not
>> one of those who call "Open XML" open source and choose things like
>> 'shared source' .NET. Open source can be quite meaningless unless those
>> who look at it actually understand that it's about the licence, not some
>> badge. Microsoft has been faking a lot of so-callled 'open source' to
>> exploit loopholes and enter some contracts.
>> Alphaplus deserves the benefit of the doubt though.
>> - --
>> ~~ Best of wishes
>> Roy S. Schestowitz
> This appears to be AlphaPlus's website.
> It appears that they have wide experience of consulting work with various
> Government departments. This could mean that they will bring that to bear
> on the promotion of open source software, or it could mean that they simply
> know how to work the system to their associates benefit.
Ah, they've gone with their existing mates, who've spun some rubbish
about "oh, it's only software, we'll be able to learn about this really
quickly, honest, and don't worry, we'll see you right again..."
> Let's hope it's the former.
Unfortunately, when they fail, as they assuredly will because of their
total lack of experience (what an insane choice), that failure will be
used by the proprietary world as an indictment of foss, rather than an
indictment of Becta and general corruption in governance.
> Kind regards,
> Tim. (Yes, that really is my name Hadron, DFS et al!)
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