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Re: [tdf-discuss] German Foreign Office is dropping only open source software policy


Hi plino, *,

plino schrieb:


http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/227849/open_source_advocates_angry_at_german_govt_decision.html

This isn't even about OpenOffice vs LibreOffice... It's about Closed
Source vs Open Source

right..

TBH I think it was a bad move to change radically if you have
experienced and productive users trained on whatever program
(regardless of the license).

agreed - but I think this wasn't the real reason.

Also, if you need professional support you can't just move to Open
Source, let alone a Linux distro that was still being developed...

I think this can't been estimated without viewing on the political
situation. Two Years ago FDP's Guido Westerwelle became boss of the
foreign office. The FDP (Free Domocratic Party) is known to serve a
special clientele. So shortly after the elections the sales tax for
hoteliers was lowered on the food products level (7% instead of 19%).

Could it be that it took them 6 years to realize that?

No, it was two years to schedule the change after the change.
For me no question, who was the gostwriter of the reasoning - there is a
big company we know that kind of arguing from..



Gruß/regards
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Friedrich
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