[Ubuntu-be] Fwd: Mila Druwe fedict...: Re: offre tousenligne.be / aanbod iedereenonline.be

Y P yellow.penguin at edpnet.be
Wed Jan 6 20:04:41 GMT 2010

Hi Jan:

On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 07:26:30PM +0100, Jan Claeys wrote:
> Op woensdag 06-01-2010 om 18:10 uur [tijdzone +0100], schreef Pierre
> Buyle:
> > So, the FEDICT believe in letting the market decides what to offer to
> > the people. At the same time, the EC agreed that MS abused of its
> > position on the market to hurt its competitors. And even if MS didn't
> > abuse of its position, the market is heavily unbalanced because two
> > companies (MS and Apple) have more than 95% of its shares. So I find
> > it foolish to believe that any free market theory can be applied.
> > IMHO, by doing nothing to restore some competition on a broken and
> > unbalanced market the FEDICT actually asserts its preference to
> > preserve the actual state of the world. 
> FEDICT can't make new laws, and AFAIK they are actually quite
> FLOSS-friendly.
> In case we want/need to influence the wording of the public tender (e.g.
> require "secure software" instead of "anti-virus"), we'll have to lobby
> in parliament & at the responsible ministries.

Reaching a member of the parl. is of course the best way to may ask a parl.
question about this:
just as the gov shoudln't have pushed generic medicines, people should ask
why does the gov's start2surf project does not promote generic public
licensed soft !!! 
> But most importantly: we'd need a company that's prepared to sell a
> linux-based solution and support it!  I'd love to hear from such a
> company...  :)

The strange case here with fedict, is that there is bapco.com who's related
to this project, and even with a .com it seems to be a non-profit org!
> BTW: does anybody know where to find the legal tender that was published
> in this case?  

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