Reunion is a place I knew nothing about until I found these stats on StatCounter:
Like many tropical islands, sugar and tourism are big businesses but it is probably the French connection that gives it a high share for GNU/Linux. reunion.fr shows 24 sites mostly running GNU/Linux. Their official tourism site is a beauty.
Reunion is definitely connected. They have an ISP planning to push 35 Mbps fiber all over the island within 10 years. What happened to cause that explosion of usage of GNU/Linux in 2010? Darned if I or Google know… Could it have been campaigns like the Free Software Pact which agitated to have candidates in French elections to declare their understanding and love of FLOSS? Whatever it was, it’s working. Good!