[LINK] Alston backflips
Mon, 22 Jan 2001 14:15:15 +1000 (EST)
On 22 Jan, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> New economy status at risk: Alston
> Michelle Gilchrist
> 22 January 2001
Mr Howard next Monday will reveal the entire innovation package,
representing the Coalition Government's most serious attempt to boost
the science and information technology sectors.
I wonder if the words 'open source' will even appear once in this.
Not only does Australia have a significant amount of expertise and good
standing in this area, but it is also an area in which Australia could
actually develop some significant commercial clout throughout the
Asia-Pacific region (and even further afield).
However, despite the huge emphasis that organisations such as Intel and
IBM are placing on open source, I rather suspect that this is not even
on their radar screens...let alone something that is part of an
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