[oclug] Open Source Oppositions Get Serious
rechlin at ncf.ca
Sun Oct 6 09:31:47 EDT 2002
Public organizations often need access to old data, like dozens of years old.
For that reason, they should use data formats for which tools will always
or can be re-created.
Whether the tools they currently use are still available is irrelevant.
If they use Open Source tools because the tools will "always be available",
they will lose out.
The tools will always be upgraded, and the old ones left behind.
After 20 versions or so, do you think the new versions will read the old
Not very likely.
At 09:11 PM 9/28/02 -0400, you wrote:
>I think this is an interesting article about the tactics being used to
>oppose open source use:
>For me the argument is completely clear - public organizations should use
>open source tools so they can ensure that these tools will always be
>available. The fog screens being raised to obscure this clear requirement
>Registered User 267646 at http://counter.li.org/
>oclug mailing list
>oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca
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