[kwlug-disc] yeah, about that Canadian government open source RFI ...

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Wed Feb 18 11:09:04 EST 2009

On Wed, 18 Feb 2009, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:

> This was on the CBC yesterday. The alleged scheme goes back to 2005.
> So, don't think the FLOSS RFP is directly related.
> Even if the govt uses FLOSS, they will still rely on partners,
> consultants, ...etc. So, using FLOSS (or not) can still lead to this
> kind of corruption.
> When there is a lot of money that is not yours and little oversight,
> these things tend to happen ... sad human reality.

  just for the record, i wasn't suggesting that that news item had
anything to do with the recent OSS RFI, only that i'm betting a lot of
procurement people in ottawa are suddenly going to be very, *very*
careful about avoiding anything that looks like collusion or conflict
of interest.


Robert P. J. Day
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