The government wants FOSS

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fulea.stefan
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The government wants FOSS

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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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“Iceland wants ROS” …

fulea.stefan
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France wants FOSS

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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.

Dave3434
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Re: France wants FOSS

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

andreas84
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Re: France wants FOSS

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

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Re: France wants FOSS

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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

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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

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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.

Dave3434
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Re: France wants FOSS

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yeah that's true.

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Red Star OS of DPR (North) Korea

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...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

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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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