[wilhelmtux-discussion] AW: Antwort: Firmenlogos auf der Website des Parlaments

Stephan.Berger at pd.admin.ch Stephan.Berger at pd.admin.ch
Die Dez 10 09:27:31 CET 2002

hi everybody,

as a great fan and user of linux and other open source software, i watch
your discussions with great interest. but i'd like to warn you at this point
not to make yourself ridiculous. as one of the parliament's system
administrators i can confirm that daniel schweizer is not too wrong. 

microso~1 has provided us a free video streaming solution to broadcast
parlamentary sessions to everybody, without m$ we wouldn't have been able to
provide this service, because of lacking human ressources. that's why there
was a contract which forced us to present their logo on our web site. this
contract has ended, and the logo has gone. that's all.

as much as some of us would like to change our intranet and internet servers
to a unix or linux based platform, as many obstacles are in our way. we just
don't have enough human ressources to migrate in a flawless and swift
manner, our servers contain at least 500'000 html pages, several sql
databases, several search engines, etc. 

but our intentions haven't stopped, we forsee not to be exposed to internet
information server's crappyness forever. we are making progress towards the
usage of open source software. but you know, structures within parliament
are more complicated that you probably might guess, and i'd like to tell you
that your agitations don't help me much to get to my goals, they are rather
cotraproductive and don't help to ignite the local v.i.p.'s sympathies with
the linux community and your group. 


Stephan Berger
System administrator

Information systems and new technologies
Parliamentary Services,  CH-3003 Bern

-----Original Message-----
From: Claude Almansi [mailto:c.almansi at bluewin.ch] 
Sent: Dienstag, 10. Dezember 2002 00:56
To: mjaeger at iframe.ch; wilhelmtux-discussion at wilhelmtux.ch
Subject: RE : [wilhelmtux-discussion] AW: Antwort: Firmenlogos auf der
Website des Parlaments

ROFLMAO*, Michael!!!

This correspondance should be forwarded to the press: in these rather gloomy
times, we must share the laugh with others. How could Mr Schweizer dare / be
so stupid as to write "According to you, what is wrong with the fact that
parliamentary office, out of thrift,is striving to obtain some services from
partners in this manner [i.e. by putting up the Microsoft and Eurospider
logos], instead of making the tax-payers bear the brunt of them" (his e-mail
to you,  13.11.2002 11:56 )

And then his  explanation for the disappearance of said logos: "You will
probably not believe it if I tell you that the contracts with the two
corporations, time-limited from start, have expired in the meantime. Yet it
is so".

(I've translated the quotes for the other non German-speakers on the



*ROFLMAO = Rolling on the Floor Laughing My Ass Off, for the puritans among
you who never wallow in chat rooms.

Wahrscheinlich glauben Sie es nicht, wenn ich Ihnen sage, dass die von
Anfang an befristeten Verträge mit den zwei Firmen inzwischen abgelaufen
sind. Doch es ist tatsächlich so. -----Message d'origine----- De :
wilhelmtux-discussion-admin at wilhelmtux.ch
[mailto:wilhelmtux-discussion-admin at wilhelmtux.ch] De la part de
mjaeger at iframe.ch Envoyé : lundi 9 décembre 2002 10:44 À :
wilhelmtux-discussion at wilhelmtux.ch
Objet : [wilhelmtux-discussion] AW: Antwort: Firmenlogos auf der Website des

hallo liste,

ich musste einfach nachfragen, warum die logos von der parlamentsseite
verschwunden sind. man lese und lache:

----- Weitergeleitet von Michael Jaeger/iframe am 09.12.2002 10:43 -----

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