Help with 'Open Source' Briefing

Leigh Finch lfinch at
Sun Dec 8 16:39:48 EST 2002

This is an article on the Pentagon and open source, if it's any help.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Jenkin" <sjenkin at>
To: "clug" <linux at>
Cc: "Tom Worthington" <tom.worthington at>
Sent: Sunday, December 08, 2002 3:55 PM
Subject: Help with 'Open Source' Briefing

> I've got an hour on Thu 19th Dec with Ted Quinlan [deputy Chief minister]
> 'brief' him on Open Source.
> I've got the structure done [4 sections: 'What is  "Open Src"',
'Examples', 'Local
> Advantages', 'Actions']  I've had it explained to me to keep it _simple_
and brief
> and not to expect any reaction on the spot [that's up to the advisors &
> machine later].
> I'm asking the group for specific help on 2 points:
> - Real URL's that show that using OpenSrc is 'safe', especially in Govt.
> - Any URL's or refs to articles that show Canberra/ACT is 'uniquely
blessed' wrt
> OpenSrc
>   [A friend remembered an article claiming "4 of the 'top ten' opensrc
> were in ACT.  Tridge, Paulus, Rusty Russell.  Anyone seen the article or
can name
> the fourth?]
> sj
> --
> --------
> Steve Jenkin, Unix Sys Admin
> PO Box 48, Kippax, ACT 2615
> 0412 786 915

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