> The Irish government simply don't know technology (evidence: evoting,
> WS-I "standards", WAI breakage on web pages, word documents).
> We've a long road ahead of us to educate them.
There are plenty more examples. An Post investing heavily in hardware that
cannot handle non standard sized letters. Postman Pat issuing web server ssl
certs, www.post.trust.ie. ROS investing in new technology to re-issue
previously issued x.509 certs.
Surely given the sucess of the "Independent Commission on Electronic
Voting", a better more effective, and more palitible solution would be to
lobby for the establishment of a permanent "independent commission on
electronic service and software purchases" which must technically approve
the suitability of all such purchases. Its proven territory as far as the
gov are concerned, and its not a path thats been tried and failed previously
by ILUG. Its also something that lasts longer than the political careers of
those you may sucessfully educate, and could act without having to follow a
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