“The municipality of Vieira do Minho definitively adopted productivity software LibreOffice”.
Motivations given include compliance with a law preferring FLOSS in Portugal, licensing costs and a desire to be free.
Further, the move is “not only desirable but is essential for a more modern Civil Service and financially sustainable.”
Amen. Having seen what GNU/Linux could do for schools for more than a decade working in education, I believe there are no downsides and plenty of good things about FLOSS in government. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux for general purpose computing.
According to Netcraft, Viera do Minho has been using a GNU/Linux web-server since 2004. It’s not a current version however…
“Apache httpd 1.3 has reached end of life, as of January 2010.
No further releases of this software will be made, although critical security updates may be made available as patches from the following website:
I guess they like stability.