[Klug-general] Linux and Open Standards in Public Government Organisations

George Prowse george.prowse at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 11:36:09 UTC 2009

nicolas diogo wrote:
> Hi folks,
> i have joined a local government institution recently and i am impressed (if that is the right word) with the lack of open-source standards used.
> what i means is that everyone uses MS word 2007, and there is no interest in using alternatives such as openoffice.
> likeways, there are many database servers running MSSQL but none with postgresql or mysql.
> so i wonder if there are other folks reading this list that some experience with public government organisations.
> thanks,
> Nicolas
I remember reading on the BBC wbsite about a year ago that the 
government we looking to replace 25% of computers with linux based ones. 
I can only imagine that they would be ons who didn't need MS office 
because that is pretty much obligatory in todays business workplace


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