While we knew for a few years that GNU/Linux and other FLOSS was making inroads in the French government, we now have a quantitative measure. 15% of the current budget for IT is going to FLOSS. The annual rate of increase of spending on FLOSS is increasing 30% per annum. Let’s extrapolate. It’s fun.
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Well. Where will it end? Servers? Desktops? Everything? Along the way, they may actually reduce their IT budget if there’s less to spend on licences, anti-malware, etc.