The government wants FOSS

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The government wants FOSS

Post by fulea.stefan » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:54 pm

A new addition to the number of governments with ambition of adopting FOSS in their public administrations:
https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/news/all-ic ... pen-source

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Post by hto » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:47 pm

“Iceland wants ROS” …

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France wants FOSS

Post by fulea.stefan » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:57 pm

From the "the government wants FOSS" series[*]:
http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/ope ... tion-push/

[*] Half a year ago Iceland declared that it adopted a similar attitude. I suppose in the meantime I could have missed out other governmental institutions out there that might had done the same.

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Re: France wants FOSS

Post by Dave3434 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:52 pm

i hope they find out about reactos we need more support.

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Re: France wants FOSS

Post by andreas84 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:20 pm

Someone tell them (a french software exhibition coming soon?)

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Re: France wants FOSS

Post by hbelusca » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:37 am

What I can add here (since I am a French developer for ReactOS), is that ReactOS seems to be very very little known here in France. For instance look at the French developer team : we are less than seven, iirc, and almost all computer students know unix/linux, windows, etc..., etc... but not THE open-source alternative to windows.

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Re: France wants FOSS

Post by Dave3434 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:06 am

what about hiring microsoft ex employies......... wait maybe that's a bad idea, anyway just an idea.

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Re: France wants FOSS

Post by milon » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:00 pm

Dave3434 wrote:what about hiring microsoft ex employies......... wait maybe that's a bad idea, anyway just an idea.
We don't have the resources to be hiring other devs. The contracts that are being considered/granted are to existing ROS devs. We would welcome ex-employees, except I think MS may have some contractual non-compete clauses that hang around after termination.

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Re: France wants FOSS

Post by Dave3434 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:40 pm

yeah that's true.

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Red Star OS of DPR (North) Korea

Post by fulea.stefan » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:49 pm

...a computer that isn't running Windows, but instead Red Star - North Korea's own custom-built operating system, reportedly commissioned by the late Kim Jong-il himself.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20445632

...a kind of "national OS".

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Swiss wants FOSS

Post by fulea.stefan » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:59 pm

From the "the government wants FOSS" series[*]:
http://www.muktware.com/4955/swiss-city ... -solutions

[*] The last one was "France wants FOSS"

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