[Fsfe-ie] FOSS in Irish government

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at member.fsf.org
Mon Jul 14 06:04:03 CEST 2003

This is news to me.

Do you have any more info on this evaluation project?
(irlgov.ie is down right now and google isn't turning up anything else)


On Sun, Jul 13, 2003 at 01:11:25PM +0100, Fergal Daly wrote:
> 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 Mozill
> and so they had to go fix it. Good to see mandatory support for non-MS
> browsers,
> F

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