[ILUG] Irish Government urging EU to consider open source??
typedef at eircom.net
Mon Nov 22 10:03:57 GMT 2004
Ruairi Newman wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-11-19 at 17:26 +0000, Domenico Gentile wrote:
>> I don't believe you. I know it's late on a Friday and I'm sure you
>>must be dreaming of a pint right about now.
> It's not really THAT surprising. People change their minds all the
> time, based on additional knowledge on a topic. I would have a lot less
> respect for someone who stuck to his/her guns out of pride.
I'm quite sure that, either.
A: One branch of the government has _no_ idea, Mary Hannafin was brown
enveloped by MS, into proclaiming Open Source too expensive for the
Irish government (wise and experienced IT purchaser that Ms Hannafin is).
B: Having been ignominiously defeated in local elections Fianna Fial,
having done lots of soul searching have decided to soften up their
To be honest, it's almost certainly not case B, since that sounds
much too much like predicated thought and having a _plan_.
To quote Napoleon. "Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained
by incompetence", or basically, left hands not knowing what right hands
 Aren't there something like 4000 people waiting to be deported, who
have children who are Irish citizens, soft public image?
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