[clug] FW: [Linux-aus] Fwd: The ACT Open Source Bill has passed!
johnboy at the-riotact.com
Wed Dec 10 23:26:27 GMT 2003
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Leigh Thompson wrote:
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> From: linux-aus-admin at lists.linux.org.au
> [mailto:linux-aus-admin at lists.linux.org.au] On Behalf Of Leon Brooks
> Sent: Thursday, 11 December 2003 9:48 AM
> To: Linux Australia
> Subject: [Linux-aus] Fwd: The ACT Open Source Bill has passed!
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> Subject: The ACT Open Source Bill has passed!
> Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 05:42
> From: "Johnstone, Andy" <DESPAMMED>
> The first domino has fallen.
> Last night the ACT Legislative Assembly passed the Democrats' Open
> Source Bill.
> Congratulations to Roslyn Dundas and her team.
> As soon as I have a copy of the Bill in its final form online somewhere,
> I will distribute a link.
> This is an important first step for us.
> The Australian Capital Territory is a special case, being the seat of
> government, with a highly educated population, but this means that we
> have another good test case to be used to demonstrate the benefits of
> open source around the country.
> Andy Johnstone
> Media Liaison / Research
> The Hon. Ian Gilfillan MLC
> Australian Democrats
> Parliament House
> Adelaide SA 5000
> Telephone: (08) 8237 9111
> Fax: (08) 8410 6198
> Cheers; Leon
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