[ILUG] Linux in todays Sunday Business Post
bryano at europlex.ie
Mon May 3 11:15:24 IST 2004
Kae Verens wrote:
> James McCarthy wrote:
>> "each and every MicroSoft product offers open standards based
>> capabilities- fully functioning, as standard, out of the box"
>> Is the office file formats open standard? nope, meaning this statementis
>> very missleading( I think).
I think, the best thing to do, is to email any opposition TD's for your area
and point out the huge flaws in Mary Hannafin's argument here, that's what I'll
be doing anyway.
Already the government has been shown to have made a huge mistake and has been
shown to be arrogant and self righteous in it's blinkered determination to shoe
horn in the borked E-Voting system.
I think, now that the government's essential ineptetude in the area of IT
decisions has been exposed... or rather the government's self righetous
intransigence has been exposed, it would be a good idea to get some opposition
TDs and maybe even some government back benchers onside, and to take a few pot
shots at this dubious decision from Mary Hannafin.
If enough noise gets made, maybe some progess can be made, to overcome this
hair brained decision and we won't have to see our country living with the
reprocussions of it, in twenty years time.
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