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OO.org and maybe even Linux for a local VA government?


My wife is working for the County Attorney of a small county in Virginia this summer. She’s doing fun stuff like rewriting a zoning ordinance while getting an inside look at how a local government works.Yesterday she took her laptop with her as she wasn’t sure if there would be enough computers to use. There were not. Her boss asked her if she could use her personal laptop to edit the ordinance. Of course she said “yes” but then commented that she only had OpenOffice on her computer. The boss’s response was a little surprising. “Really? We’ve been thinking about going with OpenOffice because we don’t like how Microsoft Office works”. She then said that she was using it on Linux (Fedora 8) and he really got excited.So with that story being conveyed to me last night I plan on sending her to work tomorrow with a shiny new Fedora 9 Live CD. This could be pretty exciting. Maybe I can start a trend there.

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  1. 2008-05-13 at 14:33 EST

    The weight of millions of comments and articles posted in a distant corner of the Internet is beginning to make itself felt where its needed most. I spend too much time reading and responding to blog posts and articles about Linux and Open Source. Much of it is refuting misinformation (which often appears to be copied from a script) and combating FUD. Sometimes I offer words of encouragement or advice. This experience has given me the image of a fierce battle raging out of sight, and out of mind of the people who will be directly and significantly affected by its outcome. Your post here is just a short note about one one encounter with Linux and Open Source but it has given me a shot of hope that the word is getting out. Thanks.

  2. 2008-05-13 at 15:20 EST

    Which county in VA?

  3. 2008-05-13 at 15:26 EST

    New Kent

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