Phoenix.pm: In other news...
doug.miles at bpxinternet.com
Wed Jul 3 14:18:20 CDT 2002
I don't know if you all caught this on Slashdot:
An anonymous reader submits: "In this discussion thread members of PLUG
(Phoenix Linux Users Group) may have come up with a way to pressure
governmental agencies to switch to software other than that from
Microsoft. County purchasing policies in Maricopa County, AZ prohibit
purchasing from companies or persons convicted under state or federal
antitrust statutes. At least one other county, Coconino, that I have
checked so far has similar requirements. I think that it's time to make
the government follow their own rules and stop spending any more money
More info here:
And more recently:
Please stop sending my money to Redmond, OK? TrumpetPower! writes "All
that brouhaha over Maricopa County's policy prohibiting companies or
persons convicted of antitrust violations has had an effect. I just
received the following note announcing a public forum scheduled for this
You recently inquired about the County's use of Microsoft products and
the manner in which we license their software. We appreciate your
interest in the County's technology plans. To provide a forum in which
to discuss our technology direction and address any questions you may
have, we will have Information Technology staff members available to
meet with citizens at 8:30 am on Monday July 8th. The meeting location
will be the County Administration Building at 301 W. Jefferson in Suite
420. Please RSVP your attendance so we can ensure that adequate
facilities are available for the meeting.
Thank you for your inquiry,
301 W Jefferson, Suite 420
Phoenix, AZ 85003"
More info here:
So, is anyone planning on attending?
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