FLOSS is a Bargain for French Finance Ministry

Do the maths. All these applications on server and desktop for four years for just ~150 per user. Further, the money goes to employ local small businesses boosting the French economy which needs boosting…

“The contract is meant to support use of open source by the General Directorate of Public Finance, which employs over 116,000 civil servants. The consortium will offer the DG support for over two hundred open source applications. According to the French IT news site Journal du Net, the list of applications include Drupal, Open LDAP, Lemonldap, Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS, OBM, Tomcat, Postgresql, Apache, Nagios, Cacti, LibreOffice, PHP, Firefox and Thunderbird.”

via French finance ministry awards 15 million euro open source contract.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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