[LINK] Coonan vs Conroy: What are the top issues?
Marghanita da Cruz
marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Sep 28 09:10:57 EST 2007
Pilcher, Fred wrote:
> Stil asked:
>> I'll be writing a piece for Crikey that day, so I'm
>> wondering... what do you reckon are the three most important
>> ICT issues in this forthcoming federal election?
> Reducing Australia's reliance on monopoly software - particularly in
> government; promotion of the use of open standards; and the development
> of a national software industry based on open standards and open source.
The idea of moving away form closed proprietary/off the shelf software to using
AND DEVELOPING/CONTRIBUTING to open source software is quite a challenge. At a
conference I attended recently, the issue of Risks associated with the licensing
disputes, was raised as an obstacle to the use of Open Source Software let alone
contributing to its development - not sure if this was a one off or is a
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