__/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Friday 04 August 2006 16:00 \__
> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
> on Fri, 04 Aug 2006 04:18:08 +0100
>> OSS moving into government
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Open source software will become increasingly important for
>> | governments around the world Gartner analyst Andrea DiMaio said
>> | yesterday. Speaking at the Gartner Symposium in Cape Town, DiMaio
>> | said motivations like reducing fixed-term licence fees and developing
>> | local ICT industries were among the most important drivers for most
>> | governments to switch to open source software. "There is also the
>> | perception that in the wake of anti-trust action against Microsoft
>> | that perhaps the 'beast' is fragile," said DiMaio.
>> How tables turn. SCO used to create a perception that /Linux/ was fragile.
>> Now it's Microsoft which is fragile.
> A quibble: SCO *attempted* to create a perception --
> and failed miserably. :-)
True. But what about the three years of uncertainty that loomed over? And
some of the claims are still hanging in the air (albeit SCO have stooped
very low... claiming that IBM concealed key evidence and cloaked all
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