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Re: OpenOffice.org in Australian Government

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____/ Gregory Shearman on Tuesday 30 Aug 2011 10:00 : \____

> On 2011-08-29, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Defence conducts OpenOffice.org trial
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| The Department of Defence has reportedly conducted an informal trial of the
>>| open source OpenOffice.org productivity suite involving some 100 users.
>>| According to iTNews (click here for the full story), the initiative was
>>| kicked off by Defence chief technology officer Matt Yannopoulos over the
>>| past year. However, it does not appear likely the initiative will
>>| immediately broaden into a wider rollout at Defence, with Yannopoulos noting
>>| it would be a major decision for the department, which has long been a
>>| Microsoft shop.
>> `----
>> http://delimiter.com.au/2011/08/29/defence-conducts-openoffice-org-trial/
> Microsoft executives regularly come to Australia making secret deals
> with our government. It's disgusting. I wonder what sort of
> "inducements" are offered to the decision-makers so that the Aus govt
> remains a "microsoft shop".

This is corruption. Doesn't Australia have a FOI equivalent?

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