“Our decision was not a choice between open source or not – we took a strategic decision to transfer basic services to cloud, with the aim of fostering a more efficient and up-to-date way of working. We are not about to buy licenses, but a service”
See South Tyrol makes U-turn, drops LibreOffice projectA change of government can undo a rational step towards adoption of Free/Libre Open Source Software. South Tyrol now plans to pay M$ for a service rather than pay themselves for LibreOffice. It doesn’t have to make sense. It’s government-policy.
Citizens should ask how the government plans to use M$’s cloudy office without paying for M$’s and Intel’s desktop licensing/highway robbery.