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Re: [ossig] Government turning back to Microsoft??



I suggest we produce a paper on the subject based on known licensing 
cost/product life cycle and security issue.  


On Monday 10 March 2003 03:26 pm, kean wrote:
> > IMHO if that is the main reason that the govt is
> > turning its back on OSS
> > then it is very shortsighted and it misses the point
> > of OSS completely!
>
> Agree, by going back to Microsoft Open Source Code
> just becuase it's open source, it's very shortsignted
> and missing the spirit of OSS completely.
> But I think Malaysia government have their reason and
> interested, by looking into consideration of how many
> people are familiar with linux, not much. whether
> there is enough community support to make it a success
> and increase productivity result in government, ...
> it's still questionable. By turning back to Microsoft
> maybe is just an easy way out, but definity not a wise
> decision for long term vision.
> We know that by choosing linux, or any other open
> source os, it's going to be a tough road, it's tough
> but we know we going to do it. By embrassing
> innovative and spirit of OSS, we can produce better
> software designer or implementor and solve our
> problem. Let the words be heard in Malaysia
> government. period.
>
> kean
>
>
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