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Re: [ossig] Re: [myoss] DAP MALAYSIA: Broadband for all in Malaysia]
in any case, the government has already indicated that it needs
suppport/maintenance services, so demand is already there.
yes, the govt .... the largest employer with the highest
usage of computing services. yes, demand is there from the
*govt*. but note that your last sentence here implies that
certain qualifications are necessary to (i'm out on a limb
here...) provide these services. secondly would the govt award
tenders to small new startups without any political connections or
yet we do not
see too many OSS-based services companies formed from among the community.
we should be asking why this is so, instead of expecting handouts and
thriving on a subsidy mentality.
would there be many members of the OSS community out there want to
survive on govt projects and required services? i think the
private sector would be a more viable venture for most of us.
unless i have other stable sources of revenue from elsewhere, i would
not venture into the provision of services to the govt. the
unlevel playing field, slow payment and extremely competition margins
makes it rather unattractive as a core business.
unless the private sector moves to OSS in a more
significent way than what it is today, there will not be many
players/providers and the chicken-egg situation is created when the
private/public sector claims that there is insufficient providers.
but all this will change this coming march 2006. :)
micro-inhale aka microsucks! ;-)