[LUNI] Oh, you wanted the URL?
lembark at wrkhors.com
Sun Nov 3 21:11:05 CST 2002
-- Martin Maney <maney at pobox.com>
Interesing thing to note: the government went out of their
way to assemble their own distribution with its own packages.
They are also in the process of developing their own solutions
on the new platform:
In Extremadura, the regional government paid a local company $180,000
to cobble together a set of freely available software. The resulting
disk contains a suite of programs that includes an operating system,
word processor, spreadsheet and other applications. The government
also invested in a development center that is creating customized
software for accounting, tracking hospital patients and crop-yield
management that the agency will distribute free to citizens.
So, it looks as though the add'l software being developed
by the local government will be available for the rest of
us also; which means that other governments will be able
to get access to them; which gives the other governments
an additional reason to use Linux; which might mean that
more governments start developing OSS; which might give
more governments a reason to use linux.
I see a pattern starting to develop...
Steven Lembark 2930 W. Palmer
Workhorse Computing Chicago, IL 60647
+1 800 762 1582
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