[ubuntu-uk] local council

Jacob Mansfield cyberjacob at gmail.com
Sat Feb 12 22:04:54 UTC 2011

well I've got a meeting with herts council on the 1st, wish me lick
and I'll tell you how it goes
Jacob Mansfield
CyberKing Solutions

On 12 February 2011 20:06, Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk> wrote:
> On 12/02/11 19:46, alan c wrote:
>> I contacted my local Councillors, about using FOSS, fo rgood financial
>> reasons....... and my heart sank when (she) innmmediately referred me to
>> th eIT manager, her non elected subordinate on grounfds od ignorance.
>> However, I was happily amazed to be invited to a tour of the IT
>> department and found that Bracknell use an overwhelming amount of Suse
>> Enterprise server, and are carefully aware of the non linux apps they
>> still depend upon, and plan for a future with thin clients. I think they
>> have been noted in the press as doing well etc generally, but it does
>> not hit local news, nor, apparently, the Councillors awareness.
>> Armed with my new knowledge I am recently in touch with my Councillor to
>> help make them aware that there is no real reason why they need to stay
>> with a paid-for OS on their corporate laptop. It may take a bit more
>> time of course.
> That's interesting to hear, it's a shame the same can't be said for Devon
> County Council who are pretty much a Windows only shop.
> Rob
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