I think the California Performance Review inclusion of Linux or open
source was seminal. I forwarded a 5 page comment on this issue to
them during the open comment period. We are trying to get schools and
nonprofits to adapt open source in the Bay Area. Please keep me posted.|
Michael L. Dean, President
716 Alhambra Ave.
Martinez, CA 94553
Bill Kendrick wrote:
On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 08:27:37PM -0700, Chris Walker wrote:Hi, I'm very happy to have found this type of resource.Welcome and good luck! :^) I'm kind of a side-liner when it comes to OSS in gov't and schools (though I've written some OSS which is being used in schools, and I encourage it when and where I can... being a relative outsider). The Linux User Group I co-founded recently attended a public hearing for California Performance Review, which included an Open Source recommendation which was apparently being lobbied against at some hearings. If you're anywhere near the California Bay Area or Sacramento region, we've actually got some of the people involved in the recommendation (I think they were, at least!) to one of our meetings: Tuesday, December 7, 2004 Bill Fell, Harry Ng and Allen Lung, Air Resources Board and Franchise Tax Board - Implementation of Open Source at ARB and FTB http://www.lugod.org/meeting/upcoming/#2004.12.07 If you're also looking for random reasons to avoid using Microsoft, and/or examples of OSS being used (or at least considered) by various gov't agencies around the world, I maintain a far-from-comprehensive list of links to (and quotes from) news articles: http://www.lugod.org/microsoft/ Good luck and enjoy! -bill! firstname.lastname@example.org New Breed Software http://www.newbreedsoftware.com/ Tux Paint 0.9.14 is out!