__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Tuesday 30 May 2006 19:47 \__
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> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> NICTA mobilises open source with L4
>> Dahna McConnachie, LinuxWorld
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Government funded research organization, National ICT Australia (NICTA),
>>| is demonstrating how its version of open source Iguana and the L4
>>| microkernel work in embedded mobile platforms at its annual technology
>>| expo in Sydney on Wednesday.
> This is amazing! I've not seen this kind of level of development and
> change in the technology world for nearly 20 years... it's wonderful to
> see what happens when the iron grip of a monopolist is broken.
That's what they mean by governments that tailor a system for themselves,
rather than relying on third-parties that reside overseas. This brings more
employment to Australian IT professionals and put control (e.g. patch
frequency) at the hands of the government.
Excellent news and a fine example for other governments to use as a case
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