Why Can’t Local Government and Open Source Be Friends? — the Birmingham example is one of many. Government procurement and tendering processes are often fishing expeditions, which biases responses in favour of commercial software companies making mad margins such that they can respond to RFPs that are really RFIs, etc. It’s an issue everywhere in the world because it happens at local, not just central, level.
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From OSCON 2014 - Wendy Chisholm, Senior Accessibility Strategist and Universal Design Evangelist at Microsoft talks about coming out as an introvert and what you can do to maintain your energy at conferences.