Help with 'Open Source' Briefing

Yang, Yinan Yinan.Yang at act.gov.au
Mon Dec 9 18:53:03 EST 2002


Steve

We are actively working on "Open Source" (OS) strategy at ACT Urban Services
Dept.  Please contact Bob Davis regarding his "push" on OpenSsource at DUS.
His number is 62075108 (work).  He can give you some real examples/strategy
of "Open Source in action" at DUS.....

All the best,

Yinan (eNAN)






-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Newmarch [mailto:Jan.Newmarch at infotech.monash.edu.au]
Sent: Monday, 9 December 2002 9:46 
To: Steve Jenkin
Cc: linux at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: Help with 'Open Source' Briefing


Hi Steve,

This may be a little off your topic too, but I did a paper on 
OpenSource ideas in education, particularly Higher Ed at 
http://www.firstmonday.dk/issues/issue6_6/newmarch/index.html

Jan
--

On Mon, 9 Dec 2002, Burn Alting wrote:

> On Sun, 8 Dec 2002 15:55, Steve Jenkin wrote:
> > I've got an hour on Thu 19th Dec with Ted Quinlan [deputy Chief
minister]
> > to '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 & party 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
> > developers' were in ACT.  Tridge, Paulus, Rusty Russell.  Anyone seen
the
> > article or can name the fourth?]
> >
> > TIA
> > sj
> 
> You could try the paper prepared for the UK's Occupational Health and
Safety 
> Department (Health & Safety Executive - www.hse.gov.uk) which assesses
how 
> Linux can be used for safety related systems ...
> 	http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrhtm/rr011.htm
> 
> 
> I also believe the German Air Traffic Control systems use Linux - perhaps 
> check out their web site.
> 
> Lastly, look at a mailing list on Linux in Government
> 
> 	http://www.ssc.com/mailman/listinfo/gov-list
> 
> Regards
> 
> Burn Alting
> 

-- 
A/Prof Jan Newmarch
School of Network Computing
Monash University, Frankston, Vic 3199 Australia
tel: +61 3 9904 42 49, fax: +61 3 9904 4124
http://jan.netcomp.monash.edu.au/
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