[nSLUG] local ns e-govt and oss???

Bob Ashley ax386 at chebucto.ca
Thu Feb 17 11:26:14 AST 2005


Jonathon, thanks for putting your oar in. For sure, I'd like to chat 
with you about this. An insider's view is golden for this purpose. We 
can go off-list and set something up.

Bob

Do you also have an opinion suitable for public ventilation, here on the 
list?


Jonathan Freedman wrote:
> Hello
> 
> The majority of work I've been doing over the past several years,
> primarily computer security and e-learning related, has involved quite a
> bit of open source solutions in goverment and business. I am more than
> willing to sit down with you over a drink if you are located in Halifax.
> 
> Failing that, we always have IRC ;)
> 
> Cheers
> 
> Jonathan
> 
> On Thu, 17 Feb 2005, Bob Ashley wrote:
> 
> .oO>NSLUG Pundits,
> .oO>
> .oO>I'm doing a policy paper which will explore the idea of municipal
> .oO>egovernment in NS looking at open source software (oss), perhaps as a
> .oO>pilot project. If report looks plausible, I'll submit it to Service Nova
> .oO>Scotia and Municipal Relations and Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities.
> .oO>
> .oO>Any opinions, comments, guffaws, sneers, cheers?
> .oO>
> .oO>Risking one more step, let's say, hypothetically they went for it. Would
> .oO>anyone in the Linux community ever consider donating some experience to
> .oO>say, a small, cash-strapped municipality? Perhaps in the form of a
> .oO>consulting committee or some such other vehicle? The idea here is
> .oO>citizen-engagement and citizen consultation. I know it's a tough sell.
> .oO>Cynicism and mistrust rules the era. On the other hand, the oss
> .oO>community does have the some features of 'community-minded' people. Just
> .oO>trying to get a feel for possible reaction to such a suggestion.
> .oO>
> .oO>Declaring my interest: If there's any hint of a supportive community
> .oO>lurking in the background, it would give my argument more persuasive
> .oO>force. And, of course, I really do think there's reasons to explore this
> .oO>egovernment option.
> .oO>
> .oO>Input heartily welcomed!
> .oO>
> .oO>Bob
> .oO>(the immigrant postponing Debian install until piled up schoolwork
> .oO>complete...early April)
> .oO>
> .oO>
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