[K12OSN] [OT] Open Source recommendation of California Performance Review

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Tue Sep 28 18:52:35 UTC 2004

Members from the Linux Users' Group of Davis (near Sacramento) attended
yesterday's 'California Performance Review' [1] hearing at UC Davis, and
submitted a comment card and written comments in favor of recommendation
SO10 of CPR, entitled: "Explore Open Source Alternatives." [2]

LUGOD's Henry House was the last speaker at the very end of the hearing, and
has posted his summary of the event to LUGOD's 'vox-outreach' mailing list:


Here's the interesting part:

    "I was the very last speaker and all I got to say was:
    'I am representing the Linux Users' Group of Davis, reresenting
    over 200 open-source-software users in Davis.  We strongly support
    recommendation SO10 in the CPR report.  Using open-source software
    can save the State a lot of money.'

    "To our great surprise, several members of the CPR staff came up to
    us after I spoke and thanked us for voicing our support for the OSS
    recommendation.  They said that it is one of the most controversial
    recommendations in the entire report.  They collected a copy of my
    3-minute speech that I was not able to deliver and encouraged me and
    LUGOD to submit detailed written comments using their website.
    They also mentioned that they built their web comment-taking system
    using open-source software."

Testimony and feedback on the CRP commission hearings can be
submitted online via an email form, or by uploaded a PDF, but only
until this Thursday, September 30th:


For the Californians out here, please consider taking a moment to read over
SO10 and provide your feedback!

pr at lugod.org
Linux Users' Group of Davis

[1] California Performance Review:

[2] SO10: Explore Open Source Alternatives

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