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

nic dan dungeons88 at hotmail.com
Sun Sep 6 01:43:11 UTC 2009

Hi James, & everyone else posting on this matter, or just reading but not commenting

One aspect I am aware of, having been labelled 'a protester' when I happened to live in the path of a motorway scheme, which the construction, planning & implementation phases took no account of people, their lives, their views, objections or any other 'non-factors', including how, when, & where those same people were to be moved, including all their possessions! [could be you, at some time soon...]
There was 'an agenda', managed by politically manipulated media, enforced by the courts, unfairly, as half the needed information was unavailable, or deliberately distorted, and the Police/Bailiffs, armed with phrases like....It's progress, I've got a family to feed, It's my job, etc....... & sod everything else
Upshot was, I got illegally evicted, no compensation, and had my life's possessions taken/smashed/robbed, by whatever means necessary, to get me out of the way, and then they took away my ID

Yes, that's just as much Government, too...

How are you affected by it.....well, try objecting peacefully today, and you're a terrorist..... eID is the new cool
Publicly, Microshaft is taking a caning, but behind the scenes they, and others, [Equifax, IBM, & Google, Paypal, to name just a few]  are heavily involved in shaping IPV6, data tagging, data collection and social manipulation on social sites like facebook, youtube, search tagging etc, in 'consultation' with our 'public services' CESG/security services departments who are shaping what we can/cannot do on the www

....& then there's Europe, and 'our rights'

So, where does this lead......big brother, of course.....

A bit of info

......got your number ha ha

I can't see how government can put Open Source 'on a level playing field' with Commerce
Commerce owns the field, the linesmen, the referees, the players, pays the wages, tells the news team the script, and sets the goals & when they are to be made......

sounds nice & level to me, if you're on the level....wink wink

or should that be corrupt...?

have a nice datalife ....wink



> From: jimmyblake at gmail.com
> To: kent at mailman.lug.org.uk
> Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 12:54:13 +0100
> CC: kent at mailman.lug.org.uk
> Subject: Re: [Klug-general] Linux and Open Standards in Public Government	Organisations
> Further to this email and my last posting, you're right that the  
> government is trying to drive open source adoption (as well as cloud  
> services).  This is a government-driven policy (i.e MPs), which I was  
> lucky enough to contribute to under the Digital Britain consultation.
> The actual inplementations (in any part of government that handles  
> protectively marked material) will have to be assed by CESG (civil  
> servants) before adoption.
> As usual government promises are subject to the reality of  
> implementation.
> James
> --  
> Sent from the mobile device of James Blake
> On 3 Sep 2009, at 12:38, George Prowse <george.prowse at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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
> >>
> >>
> > Actually and update to my previous post:
> >
> > http://www.bbc.co.uk/opensource/
> >
> > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7910110.stm
> >
> > "The UK government has said it will accelerate the use of open source
> > software in public services.
> >
> > Tom Watson MP, minister for digital engagement, said open source
> > software would be on a level playing field with proprietary software
> > such as Windows.
> >
> > Open source software will be adopted "when it delivers best value for
> > money", the government said.
> >
> > It added that public services should where possible avoid being  
> > "locked
> > into proprietary software". "
> >
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