After a city moves the office suite from M$ to LibreOffice, what is holding them back from losing that other OS? Nothing.
“Las Palmas also aims to meet the goals promoted by Cenatic, the national resource centre on free and open source. “This is a strategic project of the Spanish government that seeks to promote and disseminate open source in all areas of society.””
From Cenatic’s website (Via Google Translate):
“The XPS 13 with Ubuntu 4.12 currently for sale in the United States is exactly equal to that provided with the Windows operating system preloaded , but its price is considerably lower than incorporating a distribution platform for free.” and
“CENATIC is the National Reference Center for the Application of Information Technology and Communication based on Open Source, a strategic project of the Government of Spain to promote understanding and use of free software and / or open source in all areas of the society, with special attention to public administrations, businesses, the technology sector provider and / or user of free technologies, and development communities.
CENATIC is a State Public Foundation, promoted by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism and the Junta de Extremadura, which also has on its board with the regions of Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Cantabria, Catalonia, Balearic Islands, Basque Country and Galicia, as well as the telephone company.
Creating CENATIC is the result of a commitment to technology, as endorsed in the Spanish legislation, which establishes measures for the government share, reuse and collaborate on technology projects for the benefit of greater efficiency in the use of public resources quality and safety of these projects.”
Why is my government not doing the same?