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Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
Mail chew, research, lunch, partner call.
Thrilled to see the announcement
of the work we've been doing with
the guys at CCS to provide great savings for the UK Government as they migrate
to a supported Collabora Office. It is
clearly a rather hard role to be a centralized purchasing
department, tasked with working with SMEs to deliver change - and this is an
impressive result from all involved. The back-story is that many UK purchasers
that we interacted with in the past didn't believe there was any need to tender
or consider cheaper alternatives (with far better Open Document Format support),
since the CCS had an agreement with a one proprietary vendor. This lead to
some amusing chicken & egg situations - eg. to join the OJEU tendering journal
it was necessary to respond to a tender; but there are zero tenders for Office
Suite software (across Europe). Its great to work with CCS to address this issue,
and raise the profile of alternatives that can meet the Cabinet Office's guidance
for a more open, and accessible way of communicating with citizens and storing their
data. It is very pleasing to be able to help to turn great policy around open standards
from the top of Government into positive action on the ground.
Dinner, took M. to cubs; read stories, helped H. with maths revision.
Tweaked ESC bug stat generation tool & built new stats.
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created by me and (unless obviously labelled otherwise) are licensed under
the public domain, and/or if that doesn't float your boat a CC0
license. I encourage linking back (of course) to help people decide for
themselves, in context, in the battle for ideas, and I love fixes /
improvements / corrections by private mail.
In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my
own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of Collabora, SUSE,
Novell, The Document Foundation, Spaghetti Hurlers (International),
or anyone else.
It's also important to realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy.
Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences
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