Monday, July 11, 2005

Top Minister says that all public sectors need open source solutions

Put this up into the scoreboard as another way we are falling further and further behind.
EUROPA - IDABC - Norwegian Minister says that all public sectors need The Norwegian government is taking large steps in their software policy: everybody in the public sector has to develop a plan for use of open source solutions within 2006. The Norwegian Minister of Modernization, Morton A. Meyer, presented new plan for information technology in Norway called "eNorge -- the digital leap," where one of the points concerned open standards and open source.

You know how the Pittsburgh Pirates are always way behind? That feeling is creeping over the entire country, and mostly our city, in terms of technology. We are behind. We are way behind.

When I ran for mayor in 2001, I had a strong open-source policy. That type of thinking has taken root elsewhere.

Do you think Bob O'Connor is going to be talking about open-source software?

Do you think Ed Rendell is going to be pushing open source either?

Pittsburgh still needs to get its act together, and we've got a long way to go.

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