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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.
Tag Archives: politics
“French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has said European countries must “wake up” to terror threats, following the attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead.” See Paris attacks: France calls on EU to ‘wake up’ to threat “The killing of a Chinese … Continue reading
“The council of the Swiss capital of Bern on 12 November ordered the IT department to end its dependence on proprietary software. The council halved the city request for a six-year licence contract, and insisted on an exit plan. A … Continue reading
“The European Parliament calls upon the Commission “for the systematic replacement of proprietary software by auditable and verifiable open-source software in all the EU institutions, and for the introduction of a mandatory open-source-selection criterion in all future ICT procurement procedures”. … Continue reading
“The use of non-proprietary open formats is essential to ensure technical and semantic interoperability, for interaction with citizens and companies and to gain the necessary independence from ICT suppliers … The discussion paper and the public consultation website list the … Continue reading
“to date, 1125 out of the 2104 websites (53%) edited their websites by removing links to proprietary PDF readers, or adding links to Free Software PDF readers. In addition to writing letters, FSFE also collected signatures for a petition calling for … Continue reading
“I’m not a Linux kernel developer any more. I quietly transferred the maintainership of the USB 3.0 host controller driver in May 2014. In January 2015, I stepped down from being the Linux kernel coordinator for the FOSS Outreach Program … Continue reading
According to Google, interest in */Linux is widespread in India. StatCounter agrees. It’s interesting that GNU/Linux thrives on weekdays and “Unknown” thrives on weekends. Indian government pushes GNU/Linux for government and Dell and others actually give it space on retail … Continue reading
“The Army of Conquest (Jaish al-Fata) alliance had made advances in the north-west in recent months, taking Idlib from pro-government forces. The alliance includes al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria and the hardline Islamist group Ahrar al-Sham, as well as several … Continue reading
Last week, Trump was at a “town hall” meeting when some nutcase started prattling about Muslims being a problem and that POTUS was a Muslim. He even suggested getting rid of Muslims. In the face of this “question” Trump responded … Continue reading
“The Italian military is transitioning to LibreOffice and the Open Document Format (ODF). The Ministry of Defense will over the next year-and-a-half install this suite of office productivity tools on some 150,000 PC workstations – making it Europe’s second largest … Continue reading
“Open textbooks are textbooks licensed under open copyright licenses and made available online for students, teachers and members of the public. Through the new initiative, faculty members will be able to provide content in the highest-enrolled academic subject areas.” See New … Continue reading
“Whatever computer hardware was built in the last twenty years, Munich is running it and the central IT department has to support it.” See Munich now a major contributor to open sourceTunnel vision is the phenomenon where a person’s focus tightens … Continue reading