[ale] Open Source Repository for Local Government

Bob Toxen bob at verysecurelinux.com
Fri Feb 6 19:14:28 EST 2004

This sounds very exciting.  Count me in!
Btw, my speciality is network security.

Bob Toxen
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On Fri, Feb 06, 2004 at 11:58:26AM -0500, Andy Stein wrote:
> Hello Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts,
> I am driving a project that could lead to Local Governments creating an 
> Open Source Repository of Shared application software, or simply the 
> Repository.  If we succeed, the impact could be significant for Local 
> Governments in the US and beyond and equally significant for Open Source 
> as a means of creating enterprise business mission critical 
> applications.  It could mean that many Open Source and Linux enthusiasts 
> like you could benefit from an additional source of income as you guide 
> and assist municipalities in the transition.
> I will be in Atlanta during March 10 through 12 and would like to meet 
> with those on this distribution list who see value in the proposal.  
> Unfortunately this falls on the off Thursday for both ALE NE and NW.  I 
> thought maybe a smaller group could meet on Thursday, March 11.
> Bellow are two recent press releases on the subject, one in O'Reilly and 
> the other with Linux World Magazine's Radio.
> http://linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/linux/2004/01/15/andy_stein_interview.html
> http://www.linuxworld.com/story/39254.htm
> Newport News, Virginia is part of the Tidewater area or Hampton Roads.  
> Virginia Beach and Norfolk are better known jurisdictions in our 
> metropolitan area.
> The Mayor of the City of Newport News will be with me as well.  I am not 
> sure if he will want to attend a discussion with a very technical group, 
> but I believe we have a fairly good chance to get him there.  We could 
> benefit both your local government as well as your income since it is 
> possible that this may result in a need being generated in your area of 
> expertise.
> Let me know if you are interested and I hope I will have a chance to 
> meet some of you in March.
> -- 
> Andy Stein
> Director IT
> City of Newport News
> (757) 926-8560
> astein at nngov.com

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