[LINK] Government open source guide coming next month
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Fri Apr 1 11:29:42 EST 2005
On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 09:27 +1000, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> Government open source guide coming next month
> Computerworld Staff
> 31/03/2005 14:57:35
> Coinciding with the second annual open computing in government
> conference in Canberra next month, Special Minister of State, Senator
> Eric Abetz will launch the Australian government 'Open Source Guide',
> the Australian Unix Users Group (AUUG) has announced.
> The guide will provide practical information and approaches that
> government agencies may consider when assessing open source solutions.
> Titled "Future-proofing government computing: open data, formats and
> standards", the conference will present best practices, raise awareness
> of open source in government, and share experiences amongst policy
> makers and IT officials, a spokesman said.
> The guide to open source software for Australian government agencies
> will be released at the conference where the keynote will be given by
> acting government CIO John Grant. Grant represents the Australian
> Government Information Management Office (AGIMO), which is within the
> Department of Finance and Administration. AGIMO will publish the guide.
> Other speakers include Senator Stephen Conroy, Shadow Minister for ICT;
> Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu Linux; and Greg Stone, national
> technology officer for Microsoft Australia.
That last speaker should be an interesting spin, esp if he starts on
about their "Shared Source" program.
> Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?
> -- Clifford Stoll
> Bernard Robertson-Dunn
> Sydney Australia
> brd at iimetro.com.au
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