[Fsfe-ie] Tender wording help?
conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Sun Feb 1 02:06:27 CET 2004
Just wondering if anyone would comment on my proposed wording for a server
Currently at work, we run three Win NT or 2K servers providing PDC, file
and print and email (MS Exchange). Our desktops are about 85/15 MS/linux.
The servers are due for replacement and the purchase will go out to
tender. I have spoken to our head of IT and have requested that the
tender document be worded in terms of the _services_ required rather than
the _software_. He suggested that I make the proposal in writing so I
want to figure out a suitable OS neutral  wording. Thus far I have:
"Supply computer equipment to provide the following network services to a
mixed MS Windows and linux desktop network:
Primary Domain Controller
SMB/CIFS file services
SMB/CIFS print services
Server-based email services
Server-based calendering services
Name Resolution services"
That pretty much covers the 'what we want' bit. Now it's up to someone to
come up with an FS answer to that.
Any thoughts/comments on the wording?
 I _would_ like to word the tender to specify free software only but I
wouldn't get away with that. Best I can hope for is a strictly neutral
wording and that one or more companies will propose an FS based
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
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