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> Anybody know who I could talk to in the LGCSB about this? I'd like to
> call or write to them, cc-ing the relevant Gov't dept, and ask when this
> was put out to tender as is the legal requirement. Mainly because I
> don't believe it was put out to tender.
>Well, a search for "microsoft" in "contracts awarded" in the "computers &
electronics" category on etenders.gov.ie doesn't reveal anything, although I
don't know how often they update that. Might be worth a more detailed
> It's just a pity this wasn't mentioned a couple of weeks ago, when I
> could have made a fuss on 96FM about it.
>I only heard about it today anyway. I suppose another way to look at it is
that we have three years to get our point across now. It'll be tricky with
Fianna Fáil though - assuming they remain in Government - they're pretty
susceptible to pressure from corporations.
On a related note, I only spotted this recently, so I assume others haven't
It's a Peruvian Congressman's reply to arguments against a Bill introduced
to mandate Open Source software by the State, /without/ actually mandating
the software (open standards, etc). He essentially tore Microsoft's
arguments apart, which is what I would like to see here. Asking too much?
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