[K12OSN] OT: Required use of IE by State DOE

Steven Santos steven at simplycircus.com
Thu Mar 15 20:48:02 UTC 2007

Can you aproach this as an unfunded mandate?

The DOE is mandating you use IE, will they pay for it?


Steven Santos
Director, Simply Circus, Inc.
Email: Steven at SimplyCircus.com
 Mail: 14 Pierrepont Road
       Newton, MA 02462
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  -----Original Message-----
  From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com]On
Behalf Of David Hopkins
  Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2007 10:53 AM
  To: Support list for open source software in schools.
  Subject: Re: [K12OSN] OT: Required use of IE by State DOE

  "Because it violates all the canons of good web design and is a stupid

    idea to boot" isn't a good enough reason?

  Nope, not good enough.  I tried that one 'way back when' and the response
was along the lines that  "we are based on MS and it makes sense to build
the solution around the architecture we have".  Thus, the need for a legal
argument as opposed to a technical merit argument.

  Dave Hopkins

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