[BadVista Advocate] Windows Vista in Portugal
2600denver at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 17:06:37 EDT 2007
If you can give us contacts for Portugese officials, we can start an
anti-vista letter/call campaign.
Comrade Ringo Kamens
On 6/13/07, Nuno J. Silva <nunojsilva at mail.telepac.pt> wrote:
> Just FYI:
> Two weeks ago, the portuguese government announced a new initiative
> which would give our students and teachers the opportunity to buy
> computers and have internet access for cheaper prices.
> A week ago, another announcement was made, about the "software partner"
> for the initiative. Guess who is going to "provide" software for the
> computers? And guess what software are we talking about... "Just" a
> "little" corporation from Redmond...
> Having national FLOSS projects, as CaixaMágica and Alinex
> , there is no doubt that if there was given an opportunity to show
> proposals, these two projects would be able to offer something
> different, cheaper and plenty of freedom. But our government must
> have a different idea of what's in our Law...
> ANSOL, our national association for free software, has also
> published a press release (in portuguese), and this subject is being
> discussed in (at least) two portuguese free software lists, the ANSOL
> one , and another, about free software in public administration .
> I've also slashdotted about this in english , explaining briefly what
> is the initiative and what am I afraid of.
>  <http://www.caixamagica.pt/>
>  <http://www.alinex.org/>
>  <http://ansol.org/>
>  <http://blog.softwarelivre.sapo.pt/2007/06/05/que-casamento-e-este/>
>  <http://listas.ansol.org/mailman/listinfo/ansol-geral>
>  <http://slashdot.org/~nunojsilva/journal/173803/>
> Nuno J. Silva
> Lisbon, Portugal
> Homepage: <http://njsg.no.sapo.pt/> & <http://palpatine.hopto.org/>
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