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Re: Australia Goes Linux

__/ [ Linønut ] on Wednesday 08 March 2006 12:51 \__

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
> wisdom:
>> Word of warning: this article comes from the same site authored by some
>> guy who could not burn an ISO in Media Player, so ended up blaming Linux.
>> http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/3563/49/
>> Novell stitches up Linux deal with NSW Government
>> "In what is believed to be the first open source government contract in
>> Australia of its kind, Novell has signed a deal with the NSW Department of
>> Commerce to become an approved supplier of Open Source software and
>> solutions under the Open Source (Linux) Enterprise Software and Services
>> agreement 2316."
> No wonder the FUD has been coming hot and heavy from Australia, then.

New Zealand in particular. Where Open Source spreads quickly, more people
have the reason and incentive to stop it.


http://opensource.mit.edu/papers/vetter2.pdf (PDF warning)

   "Infectious' open source software: spreading incentives or promoting

http://www.cirano.qc.ca/pdf/publication/2006RP-04.pdf (PDF warning)

   "The Legal Issues Surrounding Free and Open Source Software: Challenges
and Solutions for the Government of Québec"

Then again:


   "Denial: the first sign of open source success?

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