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From Ian Lynch <ianrly...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: UK government preparing to switch to AOO?
Date Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:50:04 GMT
Depends on how much is rhetoric and how much gets translated into practice.
I'll try and find out more and give nudges in the right direction. Two
things are in our favour. Microsoft has waning importance with the rise of
Google and Apple in particular and this makes people a bit less averse to
the risk of change. The government is desperate to demonstrate strategies
to save money to reduce the budget deficit in ways other than cutting
public services.


On 29 January 2014 12:53, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 5:38 AM, Ian Lynch <ianrlynch@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/29/uk-government-plans-switch-to-open-source-from-microsoft-office-suite
> > --
>
> Nice.  It sounds like the Cabinet Office Minister was talking about
> open standards, but that got conflated in the article with open
> source.  I cringe a little when I see phrases like "open-source files
> ".  But where open standards are adopted then open source programs
> like OpenOffice compete on a more level playing field, so this is all
> good.
>
> -Rob
>
> >
> > Ian
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