“Grenoble, France’s 16th largest city, is committed to the use of free software. This type of ICT solutions facilitaties the sharing of knowledge, empowers citizens and institutions and helps to cut costs, the city said in a statement. The city also sees free software as one of the tools to increase citizen participation.”
See Grenoble commits to free softwareWell, after careful testing, Grenoble is rolling out Ubuntu GNU/Linux on desktops and Debian GNU/Linux on servers in schools to replace ageing and inadequate IT. GNU/Linux works for them. This is a city-wide solution supported by elected officials and staff in the schools and businesses in the community. This is a city setting itself Free. It’s not just about money. The city has organized an “Install-fest” to help everyone go Free of monopoly on desktops.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. I do not care whether my solution is the same as yours. I like to think for myself.
My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.