[Fsfe-ie] FOSS in Irish government

Fergal Daly fergal at esatclear.ie
Sun Jul 13 14:11:25 CEST 2003

Maybe this is old news but I know some people in one of the government IT 
depts and I found out yesterday that there is a Linux evaluation project 
going on. There is also a strong push from Brussels and now from the dept of 
finance towards FOSS. Apparently the command is that if you want to use 
something else you better look at FOSS first and come up with a good reason 
not to use it. Who decides what's a good enough reason, I don't know. Good 
news though.

Also I heard that one of their websites failed it's usability test for Mozilla 
and so they had to go fix it. Good to see mandatory support for non-MS 


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