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UK Government I.T. Initiative. Contact them to support Linux

Postby veronicathecow » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:48 am

Today I came across a BBC news article re a new UK government site which is trying to get more people online.

I have written asking them to use Linux and Opensource software generally and have asked for a response to this.

I am hoping that if enough other people from the Opensource world contact them we might be able to influence government policy in this area.

If you would like to help please go to this website and drop them a line and/or join their group.

http://raceonline2012.org/

Many thanks
Tony (ICT technician)

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Re: UK Government I.T. Initiative. Contact them to support L

Postby hairybiker » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:11 am

I agree with the sentiment, but isn't it a bit chicken & egg, i.e. GO ONLINE to get online?

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Re: UK Government I.T. Initiative. Contact them to support L

Postby Oscar799 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:31 am

Email sent :P
Emphasised that Open Source is free - as this country is in such a mess economically they may listen to that argument
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Re: UK Government I.T. Initiative. Contact them to support L

Postby Oscar799 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:13 pm

Must be an automatic reply...mine's exactly the same(The spacing is theirs,not mine)

Many thanks for your email



I will pass this information on to the relevant person in our team



Warmest regards



Oli






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Race Online 2012 - We're all better off when everyone's online
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Re: UK Government I.T. Initiative. Contact them to support L

Postby renzokukenreddragon » Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:48 pm

Perhaps I can use my influence of also being an Ollie to get in the chap's good books. I've seen it done on those antiques programmes, a bloke managed to get £50 off just because he said, "come on, we're both from South London." Email sent.


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