Ask the minister to define exactly what are the open standards & what
the governemt considers open standards?
Are ftp, http, tcp/ip these open standards?
& what about MSOffice file formats, and the SMB standard will these be
made open by MS?
Ask the Minster has she considerd mixing the use of Open Source software
& proprietry software.
Instead of just using Open Source only or Proprietry only(eg
OpenOffice.org on Windows etc or MS Office on Linux).
Ask the Minister has she taken into accout that the EU is standardising
(unofficially)on Open Source software.
Ask the Minister provide the report/documentation as to where the
government 'looked' into the total cost of ownership of Open Source
I will send this mail as a concerned citizen, not representing the iLUG
(I'm in no possition to do such a thing & wouldnt try).
Anyone anything else to add before I send off?
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