Comment of the Day October 11, 2005

Posted by tadelste on Oct 12, 2005 3:15 AM EDT
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This comment refers to the article "Vista licensing move pushes NSW governmental shift to Linux"

The NSW Treasury (of which the Office of State Revenue is a branch) has almost dictatorial powers over NSW Govt Departments and Agencies.

If NSW Treasury issues one of it's infamous "Notes" stating, or implying, that Depts and Agencies should review FLOSS from a costing perspective then the departmental bean counters will treat the suggestion as a Sermon From the Mount.

Perhaps we may see FLOSS on the desktop emanating in NSW from the Accts Branch rather than from IT or Subject Matter.

As an aside to anyone who is working now, or who has ever worked, in a govt agency or a large enterprise anywhere in the world: Have you ever witnessed the aftermath when the departmental bean counters have suggested that it would be cheaper (for the following 13 reasons ...) to purchase 15 bicycles than the 10 automobiles that the branch manager has included in next year's budget estimates?

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