During the last few weeks after the world cup, the idea grew up in me to run a parallel tournament to the football championship in Europe 2012 where the discipline is Free Software usage in Government. This idea sounds so much like work, and I have so many other more important things to do, that I forced myself to forget about it. Today was the first qualifying game for the Euro 2012 and I just decided to give it a try nevertheless. We will see how long I will stay on the ball
One of the first questions is: how do you measure the usage of Free Software and open standards in governments in a competitive way? It might be impossible to do this in a fair manner. But do soccer matches always come to a fair end?
Well, there are common rules that the participating countries declare to abide. We all can develop our own set of rules for our little tournament and I hope you will join!
So here is my set of rules which I hope to see mature with your help:
- Since I am obviously the only one participating so far, my judgement will rule, if nobody else speaks up.
- If somebody disagrees, I’m overruled.
- If a third or more parties join, majority wins.
- If even and a winner is required (only then), FSFE Fellow votes count double.
- If still even. We’ll copy the result of the corresponding football game.
- We’ll try to follow the soccer championship time table wherever possible.
- These rules can be changed by consensus until the UEFA qualifing ends on Oct 11, 2011. After that date, we’ll stick to what we have by then.
Comments are welcome.