Busy preparing for Friday’s meeting on procurement. There are lots of good documents to refer to, so putting together a procurement guideline should not be too difficult. One challenge that we will not overcome through this process is Procurement dressed up as a partnership. We have seen many state agencies enter into deals where they initially receive software at no charge for a year or two and then are expected to pay for it. The department or agency is locked into the product by then. Hopefully those departments will look at the guidelines even when they are approached with “free” software.