It’s obvious but there are still some people who don’t understand that FLOSS is the right way to do IT:
- Using software you can run any way you want is the right way to do IT.
- Using software you can examine in detail to see how it works is the right way to do IT.
- Using software you can modify is the right way to do IT.
- Using software you can distribute is the right way to do IT.
These four fundamental properties of FLOSS lower costs, increase reliability and make the best use of hardware and people in IT. What were people thinking when they chose a monopolist as supplier?
Another region of France gets it. “The prefect informs the department’s public administrations that free software provide credible and safe solutions for managing databases, computer operating systems, office suites and email. The development and support of free software has created some 30,000 jobs in France, the prefect writes. "The annual turnover in this sector is around 2,5 billion euro, which is almost entirely benefiting the local and national economy."”