The Irish government, or any government for that matter, is composed of many
individuals who are responsible for many diverse areas of responsibilities
from policy to technical implementation. Where does their policy directives
I know that a lot of the fuss earlier this was Mary Hanafin's non-sensical
response on FOSS not being considered the the most cost effectiveness.
It is interesting to note the revised changes in the Department of an
where Mary Hanafin previously operated from. It is interesting to note that no
one has replaced Mary Hanafin in her role as policy for IT and that Colm
Butler would seem to be the most senior person promoting IT policy. This has
to be a positive step for OSS in Ireland!
On Saturday 20 November 2004 16:20, Ruairi Newman wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-11-19 at 17:26 +0000, Domenico Gentile wrote:
> > Sorry Gavin,
> > I don't believe you. I know it's late on a Friday and I'm sure you
> > must be dreaming of a pint right about now.
>> It's not really THAT surprising. People change their minds all the
> time, based on additional knowledge on a topic. I would have a lot less
> respect for someone who stuck to his/her guns out of pride.
>> > Are you trying to tell me that one minute the Irish Government are
> > stating 'since OSS is "open to amendment and reconfiguration," the
> > long-term cost of using it in Irish e-government projects may be too
> > great.'
>> Not the "Irish Government". Mary Harney.
>> > http://www.enn.ie/news.html?code=9411095> >
> > and now that it is good to use OSS?????
> > Talk about politicians who believe in 'keeping your options open'
>> The Fianna Fáil TD's in Cork North Central have been receiving an
> education on the merits of Open Source recently. Maybe some of this
> filtered upwards?
> Ruairi Newman <ruairi at tech-mad.org>
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