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Re: [fp6] response from MERIT (Re: Survey on FLOSS)

On Thu, 2005-03-31 at 18:33 +0200, Rishab Aiyer Ghosh wrote:
> different positions in different places. Unisys Belgium, which is our 
> partner in running the EU OSO, was responsible for a major study 
> recommending that public sector organisations support free software and 
> share applications.

A representative that came to Portugal last year, IIRC from Unisys
representing EU OSO quite clearly stated that Java was "open source",
and seemed to suggest Free Software not so good for Management because
"they have ethics", somehow trying to say that "open source" was more

I think that that kind of support is quite misleading and should be

His mesage was not only factually wrong, but also seemed to
subconsciously suggest that "open source" activists would sell their
grandmothers for business, and I don't subscribe that PoV.

Thanks, Rui

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+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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