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Headless Chickens Come Home to Roost

Feb 14, 2011, 13:05 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Starks)

"I have an idea...to save money, why doesn't AISD move their headquarters into a series of these "portable" buildings...in say, oh I don't know...East Austin? The real estate costs there are low and they could save millions by doing so. Sure, it would take a while to realize their savings...

"While we're on the subject of planning ahead to save money...

"In 2006, I started a personal campaign to find out what AISD was spending in software. Since I am a Free Software (Open Source) guy, it seemed to me that adopting an Open Source solution could at least help with lowering the overall operating costs.

"Cue up the crickets chirping and lonely blowing wind sound effects.

"After badgering enough people, by 2008, I finally got through to someone who was able to give me the answer and she would be happy to give me access to that information.

"For a $2000.00 administration fee.

"Really?

"Yeah, really."

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