Roy Culley <rgc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> begin risky.vbs
> Erik Funkenbusch <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> On Mon, 03 Apr 2006 13:33:45 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>| Novell and the South African Department of Home Affairs have announced
>>>| the launch of a global project to deploy the Novell Groupwise
>>>| collaboration solution running on Suse Linux Enterprise Server at
>>>| each of the department's 635 foreign missions, border posts and local
>>>| offices. The project represents one of the biggest Linux-based
>>>| solutions in the South African national government.
>> Here's the interesting bit of this article:
>> "While Groupwise was the main draw, Linux and open source are
>> massive priorities for us," Hlahla says. "Although the South African
>> government's open source strategy has been approved at a high-level,
>> some departments have been slow to adopt Linux and open source. We
>> feel that Linux adoption by the Department of Home Affairs can be a
>> meaningful proof point of the value of Linux for other departments."
>> What this tells me is that a) they have a policy to implement Linux,
>> but nobody has wanted to and the only reason they implemented it
>> here is because they needed it for groupwise.
> What it told me is that there is a lot of inertia to be overcome. I
> mean 'Linux and open source are massive priorities for us' and 'We
> feel that Linux adoption by the Department of Home Affairs can be a
> meaningful proof point of the value of Linux for other departments'.
> Why am I not surprised that you should read it in such a negative
> way weasel.
This does show the value of Roy's news postings. Clearly, the best that
our trolls are now able to come up with is that "Linux was chosen
because someone wanted to run a package on it". Oh, shame!
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