South Tyrol Takes The Bait

“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 project
A 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.

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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5 Responses to South Tyrol Takes The Bait

  1. dougman says:

    Re: Obviously, you have never been a PM before.

  2. dougman wrote, “No project manager, taking a cost-savings approach makes a 180-degree U-turn in a project, UNLESS their was a REASON.”

    This doesn’t sound like project-management. It sounds like top-down dictation.

  3. dougman says:

    No project manager, taking a cost-savings approach makes a 180-degree U-turn in a project, UNLESS their was a REASON.

    Obviously, the reason to go with LO to begin with was to save money, but if a vendor can pay you to use their product then, oh well we’ll shelve this LO idea for later.

    Don’t set there and say that M$ has never bribed a commercial entity before.

  4. dougman wrote “bribed”.

    There’s no proof of that. It could be pure ignorance or hypnosis resulting from M$’s TV spots in prime time.

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