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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Cheats!

From: Ian Lynch
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Cheats!
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2006 09:12:28 +0000

On Sat, 2006-02-04 at 20:48 +0000, Kevin Donnelly wrote:
> On Friday 03 February 2006 20:42, David M wrote:
> > Interesting thought, I'd never thought of it that way..
> > Do you have a source for the NHS license figures?
> > It's maybe a bit of an apples/oranges comparison, but it could be a
> > useful figure to have around?
> eg http://news.zdnet.co.uk/0,39020330,39172449,00.htm
> and try searching for some others along this line.
> I worked out that the cost was equivalent to what would have been spent 
> training 4,500 nurses ....
> The Wales NHS has just announced a £10m contract with Microsoft last week, 
> even though I know for a fact that the vast majority of work done on an 
> office suite could be done on OpenOffice.org.  But there we are.

Thing is to keep highlighting issues like "was it properly tendered?"
Were the NAO procedures for obtaining best value followed? Were risk
assessments made about lock in to a single vendor? E-mail the person
responsible and copy it to your MP. 

Ian Lynch <address@hidden>

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