[clug] AGIMO bad bad bad

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Wed Jan 19 15:40:36 MST 2011

On 19/01/11 18:52, Jim Croft wrote:
> I work in a government department.  And I say unto all involved: BOO! HISS!
> Indeed it would be nice to know about the process and how it came to
> specifically exclude open source solutions and settle on a single
> proprietary non-archival format. But I think that will remain
> protected by commercial in confidence provisions, etc.
> Fortunately they can not stop documents from being converted to other
> formats to be delivered as part of a web data resource, etc.
> But it is nevertheless a disappointing outcome.
> jim
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 5:19 PM, Robert Edwards<bob at cs.anu.edu.au>  wrote:
>> I suspect that anyone/everyone on this list who _is_ in a government
>> department would be unable to comment on this. Ya know, open government,
>> protect the whistleblowers and all that

Yay. Thanks Jim and others who work for our Aussie Government and
aren't scared to stick their neck out on important issues like this.

Kudos to youse.

Any suggestions on what we on the "outside" can do to turn things

Bob Edwards.

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