“Industry in France and Germany should embrace open source, the governments of both countries say in the closing statement of the German-French digital conference in Berlin on 13 December. Open source is a key driver for digital innovation, the countries say.”
See France, Germany promote open source in industryYou know FLOSS has made it when heads of state promote it. They may be leaders of their countries but they tend to follow trends that are already welling up in society. FLOSS is one of those. Billions around the world use Android/Linux on smartphones. Millions use LibreOffice and/or GNU/Linux. The Internet rides on GNU/Linux. It’s all good. Why should not national businesses do the same?
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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.