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[school-discuss] [OT] Open Source recommendation of California Performance Review
Members from the Linux Users' Group of Davis (near Sacramento) attended
yesterday's 'California Performance Review'  hearing at UC Davis, and
submitted a comment card and written comments in favor of recommendation
SO10 of CPR, entitled: "Explore Open Source Alternatives." 
LUGOD's Henry House was the last speaker at the very end of the hearing, and
has posted his summary of the event to LUGOD's 'vox-outreach' mailing list:
Here's the interesting part:
"I was the very last speaker and all I got to say was:
'I am representing the Linux Users' Group of Davis, reresenting
over 200 open-source-software users in Davis. We strongly support
recommendation SO10 in the CPR report. Using open-source software
can save the State a lot of money.'
"To our great surprise, several members of the CPR staff came up to
us after I spoke and thanked us for voicing our support for the OSS
recommendation. They said that it is one of the most controversial
recommendations in the entire report. They collected a copy of my
3-minute speech that I was not able to deliver and encouraged me and
LUGOD to submit detailed written comments using their website.
They also mentioned that they built their web comment-taking system
using open-source software."
Testimony and feedback on the CRP commission hearings can be
submitted online via an email form, or by uploaded a PDF, but only
until this Thursday, September 30th:
For the Californians out here, please consider taking a moment to read over
SO10 and provide your feedback!
Linux Users' Group of Davis
 California Performance Review:
 SO10: Explore Open Source Alternatives