What we need is open API's for online government tools, then let the open
source community develop their own solutions. /Br/Kev/
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donal" <redgiant at redbrick.dcu.ie>
To: "Dj" <dj193 at eircom.net>
Cc: <ilug at linux.ie>
Sent: Saturday, October 23, 2004 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Re: Revenue on Line Service - Tax returns Only Windows
> On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 in lists.ilug you wrote:
> > At least the faq did say
> > " We anticipate developing ROS to run on the UNIX and LINUX platforms at
> > a later stage. "
> > They haven't ignored the fact we exist. Seems the worst case is to
> > speed up the "later date" rather than try and make it happen at all. A
> > glimmer of light at the tunnel end you might say.
> > Or perhaps I'm naive. The words "later date" and anything to do with
> > the civil service are a scary combination I'll admit!
>> Two articles in yesterday's papers...
>> The first was in the Irish Independent where Noel Dempsey "called on the
> telecoms companies to offer free text messaging for deaf people to help
> make them feel included in society".
>> If he's calling on private companies to make disabled people more
> then it would be nice if the government made their websites accessible. ;)
>> The second was in a O2 flyer that was included with one of the papers...
> The Taoiseach was quoted as saying that "It is imperative that we all do
> our utmost to increase the numbers of people with a disability in
> employment" when he recently lauched the O2 ability awards.
>> Making online tools accessible to all should be key to this...
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