[ubuntu-uk] Has anybody seen this and what do you think......

Muñiz Piniella, Andrés a75576 at alumni.tecnun.es
Fri Aug 23 17:09:55 UTC 2013

El 23/08/2013 08:31, "Jon Spriggs" <jon at sprig.gs> escribió:
> Most, (if not all) councils outsource their IT to a 3rd party. This
> outsourcing will be very fluffy around what technologies they expect
> to be provided, but nearly all will state some kind of Technology
> Refresh after X years.
> The Service Integrator (SI) I work for wouldn't even consider making
> Linux part of the front-end refresh, so this will never be offered to
> the customer.
> So, rather than lobbying your MP, local Council or Ward officials
> (many of whom wouldn't know an OS if it bit them on the nose), maybe
> the people to speak to are the SI's or Outsourced Service Delivery
> managers? Or, better yet, the Non-Elected-Official who liaises between
> the council and the SI? They will "own the relationship", and will be
> in more of a position to suggest that "perhaps next time round you
> could put together a cost model for rolling out a Gnome/Unity/KDE
> desktop, as well as pricing for Windows, just to see what the
> cost/value differences are?" Which, incidentally, might be able to be
> FOI'd - just saying...

I got in contact with the councillor that manages the libraries and asked
him who manages the IT for libraries and his answer is "good question, i
will find out".

Any other idea on how to find out? I asked at the local library and twitter
account for all libraries and their info was out of date.
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