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[News] More Moves in the British Government Towards Freedom

  • Subject: [News] More Moves in the British Government Towards Freedom
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 07:29:49 +0100
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Is the UK Government really set to shed 10,000 School ICT Staff?

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| From the manufacturer's point of view it's a loss-leader which 
| just happens to have a big pay back for them when the students 
| leave school with familiarity with their products. Some 
| uncharitable people liken it to 'hooking' the young and 
| vulnerable. This story is not a million miles away from 
| putting soft drink vending machines into schools for free.


What Light on Yonder gov.uk Site Breaks?

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| The first glint of hope for openness in the UK government 
| begins to sparkle:
|     From today we are inviting developers to show government 
|     how to get the future public data site right - how to find 
|     and use public sector information.


UK needs to be more open to open source

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| Labour's lapse has been so great that the Conservatives have 
| been able to leap in with promises that they will save Â600m 
| from public expenditure by switching to OSS. The opportunity 
| to do this, and more, is surely there. With its creative 
| skills, culture of free health, free museums and giving blood 
| for free, Britain ought to be a world leader in open source. 
| It is our kind of thing.



Local Googlement

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| There is one of its services that Google forgot to promote to councils that
| could save them a lot of money: Google Code. Local government in this country
| needs to share code as well as using open source software developed by other
| organisations.


Councils 'turning to open source software'

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| Local authorities in the UK are increasingly turning to open source software
| as a way to reduce IT costs, says new research..
| Around half of councils surveyed by Public Sector Forums said they will
| increase use of open source by 2011.


Tories call for health computer systems cuts

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| Mr O'Brien insisted that "open source" systems could be more secure. We guess
| he means open source database software run by government offices, not
| inviting all the world's under-employed programmers to rewrite the UK's NHS
| software systems.


Conservatives publish NHS IT policy pledges

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| The Conservatives say they "welcome these conclusions" in part because they
| are "consistent with our plans to free the NHS from Labour's central control
| and interference so that it is locally accountable to patients and can focus
| on improving the results of their treatment".

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