Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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> Newham refuses to reveal revised Microsoft MOU
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> | Newham locked itself in to a 10-year deal to pay Microsoft £4.7 million
> | for software as part of a £20 million IT infrastructure package with
> | Hewlett Packard in 2003.
> | Elected councillors voted to buy Microsoft software instead of
> | installing open source software, which is free, after being offered
> | Microsoft discounts and an alluring array of promises in the original
> | MOU that included a measurable improvement the Council's official
> | performance rating.
> | The MOU failed to fulfill this and at least one other key deliverable.
> | But Newham retained its 10-year deal with Microsoft and drew up a new
> | MOU last year.
> | It is not clear whether the deliverables have been cut back and the
> | payments of public money to Microsoft have been cut accordingly. Newham
> | refused the INQUIRER's request to release the new MOU after, it said,
> | conducting a public interest test.
FUCK NEWHAM MICOSHAFT CORRUPT POLITICOS!!!
THEY SHOULD RELEASE THAT SECRET DOCUMENT UNDER FOI RULES IMMEDIATELY!!!!!