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Posted by: Anonymous Coward on January 25, 2007 06:34 AM
Nobody said it was going to be easy. There are opposition and people who is scared to loose their deals.

Starting to roll the stone is difficult, it requires you to push hard, but once that stone is rolling, it will be easier...

They are pioneering, they are among the first to go FOSS. Breaking new ground is pioneering has its difficulties. But the goal is noble has its advantages. Continue they and will reap the rewards.

Exchange their old legacy closed proprietary infrastructure to a modern open one with open standards and open file formats that will promote competition and interoperability.

The government should mandate/require open standards, open protocols and open file formats in the public sector and encourage it in the private sector.

They should give preference to FOSS in the government, savings due to software license for hundreds/thousands of computers can be saved and spent on other stuff such as health care.

Government can also use money to have government-sponsored FOSS projects.

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