[kwlug-disc] OSS/linux politics
opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Tue Oct 5 23:53:50 EDT 2010
On Tue, Oct 05, 2010 at 08:19:57PM -0400, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> So it's political open season right now. Municipal elections are in
> full swing.
> If you were elected a local councillor, how would you integrate
> linux/OSS into the municipal structure? And by integrate, I mean
> actually pull it off somehow, from within a rigid beauracractic structure?
1. I would start "open competition" among IT staffs. Give IT staffs
(individually or as group) one year to find alternative to
non-vendor-locked-in solution. Those with good proposals, keeps their
jobs. Those with bad proposals, loses their jobs.
2. Award contracts based on the proposal.
> What would you do if you had a linux/OSS advocate as councillor?
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