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Re: [ossig] Re: [myoss] Revaluing Deployment of Open Source Software
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Thats what they say, but everytime the govt announces something about OSS,
our RD as an ISV seems to have some say in it.
Here, as an ISV, in an OSS event, no less..
During the announcement of the OSS 'Masterplan', there was a feature
(unfortunately the link to the article is dead: "Behind OSS Adoption
in the Public Sector"
But the issue about openstandards etc is just a small part of the problem.
What needs to be done is to concentrate on the OSS Masterplan itself,
and how it is good for the government and businesses to adopt it.
> I've a feeling that the government *might* decide to respond, though.
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