[LINK] Coonan vs Conroy: What are the top issues?
dlochrin at d2.net.au
Fri Sep 28 09:57:34 EST 2007
On Friday 28 September 2007 08:39, Pilcher, Fred wrote:
> 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.
A very good point, especially given that OSS is likely to be widely used in Asia and it would be nice if Australia could earn export dollars through support & education of OSS.
And the whole question of the IT&C security comes to mind. Do we want to develop a critical IT&C infrastructure with (how can I say this diplomatically?) levels of security comonly associated with user platforms?
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