Τετάρτη, 26 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

Debating Microsoft comments for Greek Ministry of Education 26400 laptops program

This post hopefully completes my view on the issue of the "public advisory" for purchasing 26400 laptops for the high schools of Greece, so that I can return to my regular projects.

As I mentioned in the previous post, Microsoft also commented (in Greek) in this public advisory. Unfortunately, due to the regrettably closed process of this advisory, it was impossible to respond timely to these comments, so the only option left is to do it now, through this post and hopefully others will join the discussion as well.


Regarding Greek Ministry of education's public advisory about a school laptops program

A subject that caused quite a reaction in the Greek FOSS community lately, is the latest public advisory (in Greek) from the Ministry of Education, regarding an upcoming call for tenders for purchasing 26400 laptops for the 1760 high schools of the country.

After initial reactions in the mailing lists, some Greek FOSS organizations namely EELLAK (letter, in Greek) and GreekLUG (letter, in Greek) posted their comments, protesting mainly about the following: