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Re: [Fsfe-uk] The threat of a good example continued

From: Marc Eberhard
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] The threat of a good example continued
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 11:02:26 +0100
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Hi Steve!

On Wed, May 08, 2002 at 09:53:28AM +0100, Steve Kehoe wrote:
> You must be a mind reader!


> My next steps are to get hold of an English
> translation of the Peruvian legislation and use it,
> with the help of any local volunteers I can find, to
> draft equivalent legislation in the UK. This could
> most likely be presented to Parliament as  a Private
> Members Bill.

Perfect! Thanks for working on that! I'm sure, we can dedicate a few
webpages on the affs website to it.

> If nothing else it may help raise the profile of the 
> place of Free Software in Public Administration.

I don't know, but it's surely worth the try.

> In parallel with this I am trying to gather case
> examples of Free Software use and support in UK

That's a good idea too, I guess Richard should have a lot of links for you
through schoolforge.

As we go international anyway, it's also worth looking at the decision of
the German Bundestag about introducing GNU/Linux to replace MS NT server and
office computers. Unfortunately, they only replace the servers with
GNU/Linux, but stick with MS for the office PCs


Funnyly, they write on that website

..."Great Britain plans the mandatory introduction of open source software in
the public sector."...

Did I miss something? Anyone wants to contact them for details?

> a 2 pronged approach is needed, a moral argument and a
> practical one demonstrating that Free Software is a
> viable and necessary option.

I fully agree!


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