It’s about time. Schools at all levels have been promoting non-Free software from the likes of M$“last year, the Hungarian government decided to promote the use of EuroOffice and ODF in schools and universities. â€œIt is an important policy change … The previous 15 years the Hungarian government helped popularise software from US-based companies.â€
See Hungary universities move to EuroOffice and ODF. but now they are seeing the light and using FLOSS applications. The world can and does make its own software. Why shouldn’t they?
This will also pave the way for other FLOSS like GNU/Linux on the desktop instead of That Other OS. Altogether this could save half the cost of desktop IT or permit more/better IT for the same money in Hungarian universities. What about your local university? This is yet another indication that this is the Year of the GNU/Linux Desktop. Hungary as a whole is not doing badly on GNU/Linux desktops (1.48%). It’s time the universities pulled their share up.