OSS Please!

It has been a recurrent theme of these pages that the UK government is miles behind other administrations when it comes to adopting open source. Recently, we have had some encouraging words on the subject - but no buttered parsnips as yet. We...

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It has been a recurrent theme of these pages that the UK government is miles behind other administrations when it comes to adopting open source. Recently, we have had some encouraging words on the subject – but no buttered parsnips as yet.

We need a campaign to get this really moving, but you can't have a campaign without some catchy slogan (or a good #hashtag). I think Mark Taylor, that open source stalwart, has just come up with both as part of a throwaway tweet:

OSS Please!

This sums up brilliant what we want, and does it memorably and politely – a kind of more positive "Atomkraft? Nein Danke", updated for the 21st century. Now all we need is a logo...

Update: Niklas Park has kindly put together some ideas for a logo. I like the simplicity and overall idea, but I'm not so sure about the, er, cat – but that might be because I'm more of a dog person. What do others think?

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