[OT?] No more financial support for GnuPG
Thu May 15 09:09:01 2003
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At 20:41 2003-05-14 +0200, you wrote:
>On Tue, 13 May 2003 22:46:14 +0200, Juergen Fenn said:
>> According to German IT news service heise.de the German Federal
>> Government will no longer sponsor development of GnuPG:
>Advertised bidding with fair treatment of Free Software companies are
>of course a good solution to foster the development of Free Software.
>In my experience, those tenders often stress too often the money
>saving factor and do not consider the extra value given by non-vendor
>lock-in and better standard compliance. Support contracts are also a
>good revenue source but there are too many answers already available
>on the net .-) so that companies might not consider to seek for
The Swedish government is actively working for more use of free software in
the administration, mainly because MS Office licenses costs them to much.
They recently have made a public list of all Swedish companies offering any
kind of products or services related to free software.
I have offered support for GnuPG and related programs and for some other
free software through one of my businesses: Clipanish. Now I am on the
official list. I am waiting for orders and invitations to public tenders!
If I succeed I will a) have more time to spend on translations etc b)
forward some revenue to the GnuPG project.
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