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[SLUG] Re: Unix ECI advocacy list formed
- To: George Georgakis <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,smilie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, slug@xxxxxxxxxxx,luv@xxxxxxxxxx,linuxsa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx, plug@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: [SLUG] Re: Unix ECI advocacy list formed
- From: Stuart Young <sgy@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Nov 28 10:35:37 2000
At 09:53 AM 28/11/00 +1100, George Georgakis wrote:
Good luck in your efforts. As an ex-ATO officer (with many contacts still
in the organisation), I advise that you're facing an uphill battle and have
little chance of success.
The ATO is currently looking for ways to cut services. They need to face a
huge public backlash before they switch this mindset. A few hundred names
on a petition aren't enough; from experience, I can attest that they aren't
even going to look at a proposal unless it affects several tens of
thousands of taxpayers. Are there that many UNIX-based BAS clients in
Australia, and more importantly will they all sign a petition? Somehow, I
Good luck anyway.
Apparently a LOT of pharmacists are running Linux (and the windows apps
they require under Win4Lin). This might be a VERY good place to start
garnering support for.
If I find any contacts, I'll forward them privately.
Stuart Young - sgy@xxxxxxxxxx
(aka Cefiar) - cefiar1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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