[Klug-general] Linux and Open Standards in Public Government Organisations
J D Freeman
klug at quixotic.org.uk
Fri Sep 4 10:51:51 UTC 2009
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On Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 09:42:25AM +0100, J Subs wrote:
> I contracted at the Ministry of Justice for a few months in 2008. All
> Microsoft systems, running Windows NT and IE5.5, apart from a dozen
> people! PHP and MySQL weren't allowed on the intranet for security
> reasons (?!?!) so all the pages were hand-coded. Now _that_ wasn't a
> waste of taxpayer's money...
> I gave a few lunchtime lectures on portableapps.com, theopendisc.com,
> Firefox add-ons and the like, and there were a few enlightened souls there.
> To sum it up in one word: inertia.
I can fully understand not allowing PHP for security reasons...
Not allowing opensource however, would be bad.
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