[Talk] hello all [talk]

Con Zymaris conz at cyber.com.au
Tue Feb 11 15:20:57 EST 2003

Greetings Robert.

On Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 02:05:36PM +1100, Robert slater wrote:
> It was with Interest that I read of your efforts to introduce open-Source to
> government.
> Are you concentrating on the server side or is the linux desktop on the table also?

We are looking at total coverage; Linux/OSS must reach critical mass on 
the desktop... the sooner the better. We want to move this onto the agenda 

> We have had some success on using open-source software in the pharmacutical and
> medical industry on its strengths not its price. One of the primary concerns we
> have had to address is the percieved lack of support and accountability of the
> software.We have approached open-source from the posotive end as in "Well, here
> is our source code. Where is yours?"
> This raises all sorts of interesting questions in the clients mind when the
> source code is NOT released.  
>  anyway you have all probably discussed this a thousand times so I wn't go on.
> This was just to say hello really

Input is always welcome. Our presentation for the event is about complete,
but having anecdotal, Australian references like yours often helps sway
Australian IT management. I will ask the OCG comittee to make this
material public for others to benefit from the input and thoughts of our
members. I believe we have produced an interesting, pursuasive and
worthwhile document.


Con Zymaris
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