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Re: OpenOffice.org in Australian Government

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____/ Gregory Shearman on Wednesday 31 Aug 2011 06:00 : \____

> On 2011-08-30, Kari Laine <karitlaine@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 08/30/2011 12:00 PM, Gregory Shearman wrote:
>>> 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".
>> So you are an Aussie - Hi!
> G'day mate!
> How's the mosquitoes in your Finnish summer?
> Weather is perfect here. Perfect end to winter... 20 degrees C, clear
> and sunny!
>> Has the Apple disjunction of Samsung Tablets has been in papers and
>> news? How is Linux doing over there?
> I haven't seen much in the news. All I've seen are tributes to Steve
> Jobs. Sorry I couldn't have been more help.

Jobs has been trying to embargo some Linux devices in Aussie.

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