[kwlug-disc] OSS/linux politics

William Park 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?
> 
> g.
> 
> 
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William




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