Storm in a teacup

For those that are wondering, here is Birmingham City Council’s response to the recent near non-story – no doubt there is a little spin and damage control but basically confirms what I’d heard from some people I know: the project isn’t dead, the cost comparisons made weren’t fair, and that BCC is pressing ahead with more FOSS investigations and deployments.

However I still stand by my criticism – if the project had been communicating sensibly and openly with the outside world this would never have happened or at least never got to this level, and quite apart from any possible PR benefits the project would have benefited indirectly.